A Taxi Driver Took His Own Life. His Family Blames Uber’s Influence.
Helen Ochisor drove the yellow taxi in the morning. Her husband Nicanor took it in the afternoon. They rarely saw each other during the week. She was asleep when he got home after a long night of driving. They exchanged a quick hello while handing off the taxi. Immigrants from Romania, the couple had bought their New York City taxi medallion nearly three decades ago. Lately, it had been difficult to find fares.