An Uber driver who jumped in front of a New York City subway train last month was at least the seventh professional driver to die by suicide in the city this year.
Advocates for drivers plan a vigil on Sunday for 58-year-old Fausto Luna outside the Manhattan subway station where he killed himself on Sept. 26.
The Taxi Workers Alliance said in a statement Saturday that its members’ “hearts are with the loved ones” of Luna.
Uber spokeswoman Alix Anfang said the company is “devastated” by Luna’s death.
The death comes after the suicides of six yellow cab and limousine drivers this year. Advocates say drivers are falling into despair because ride-hailing apps have flooded the city’s streets with cars and made it difficult for drivers to earn a living.
Source: The Associated Press