NYC taxi driver thought to be rest­ing for 18 hours was dead

The Jewish Voice - - NEWS IN REVIEW -

(VIN) A New York City taxi driver who ap­peared to be rest­ing was ac­tu­ally dead in his parked ve­hi­cle for about 18 hours.

The New York Times says 59-year-old Me­hari Bokrezion (bahk-REH’-zee-uhn) died of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease around lunchtime on Aug. 8. He had pulled over in an area of Man­hat­tan where driv­ers are al­lowed to rest for an hour. He wasn’t found un­til the next morn­ing.

When the driver failed to go home, his wor­ried wife and brother traced his GPS de­vice with help from his garage. At around the same time a passer-by no­ticed the driver hadn’t moved and called 911.

The SoHo neigh­bor­hood where the driver was found bus­tles with foot traf­fic, but only one per­son sought help.

Other taxi driv­ers came and went with­out re­al­iz­ing some­thing was wrong.

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