A passenger is in shock after an incident on a city transit bus last Saturday. A video submitted by a passenger shows a physical altercation between two passengers while the driver of the bus did nothing to diffuse the situation.
The passenger who recorded the incident on camera contacted SaultOnline.com /ONNtv and writes,
A man in a grey shirt complained about someone playing music too loudly, swearing repeatedly. A woman sitting nearby angrily told him not to swear, and they both continued to argue for several minutes. This was at the back of the bus, but it was loud enough to be heard throughout. I moved to the driver and told him there was a fight happening: he shrugged.
The woman threw her drink at the man, which hit the man’s child, who began crying. The man tackled the woman to the floor of the bus. The driver did NOTHING. The two continued to fight and argue, the driver eventually stopped the bus so people could leave. The woman chose to leave.
NOTE:The video contains foul language that may not be suitable for some people.
The man threatened the woman’s life. He said “you’re dead” and “do you know how many people I know?” and threatened her life again. After the man realized I was filming him, he also threatening me and my property with violence.
I reminded the driver that the safety of his passengers is his responsibility. He did nothing, and when I left, he said ‘thank god’. The man who caused the entire incident was not reprimanded, removed from the bus, or confronted in any way by the driver except to be told to ‘ignore it’ when he became agitated by being recorded.
The video that runs about 8 minutes was posted on Youtube runs about 8 minutes, you can hear the passenger ask the driver repeatedly to do something, but the driver says nothing.
“This behaviour is appalling, and unacceptable. I rely on city transit to travel to work and home, and I recognize the driver on the Eastside route, having been a passenger of his many times. He was entirely flippant, uncaring about the physical violence when one passenger tackled another to the floor, and still did nothing about verbal threats against two female passengers.” The viewer said.
ONNtv is reaching out to city transit for a comment on the situation, we will update this story when more information becomes available.
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