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Public transit bus driver attacked in Surrey

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 27, 2014 8:38 am

A bus driver is in hospital recovering from a broken nose and blurred vision after he was attacked for no apparent reason Wednesday night in Surrey.

According to News 1130, the driver had asked a passenger standing at the bus stop near 144th Street and 72nd Avenue to get on the bus as the bus was about to leave.

The attacker got on the bus, hit the driver in the nose and walked away. A passenger on the bus called police.

There are no security cameras on the bus, since this was an older Coast Mountain Bus which does not come equipped with a security camera. There are many older buses south of the Fraser River, some as old as 18-years, without security cameras.

However, such buses are nearing the end of their lifespan which would make the cost of security camera installation highly cost prohibitive.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Featured Image: Transit Bus via Shutterstock




DH Vancouver Staff
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