Skip to comments.Driver Gets Off Bus in Rural Missouri & Leaves Passengers Stranded For 8 Hours
Posted on 11/21/2011 6:28:38 AM PST by servo1969
A Greyhound bus driver got off her bus in Charleston, Missouri and walked away. She left the passengers stranded for 8 hours before another driver took them to St. Louis.
Passengers say it was a travel nightmare. A Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis was stranded all night at a truck-stop after the driver got off the bus and never came back.
Passengers say the first problem on the trip happened in Sikeston. They say the driver kicked a passenger, 65, off the bus in Sikeston because she didnt like what he was saying. The bus continued North on I-55. Around Cape Girardeau, the driver pulled over and stopped the bus on the side of the road. She told passengers she was leaving. She locked the door and went outside to wait for a ride. Passengers called 911 and police ordered the driver back on the bus.
But instead of heading north to St. Louis, she turned the bus around. She got off the interstate in Charleston, MO and got off the bus for good. The passengers were stranded at a truck-stop. They called Greyhound for help, but it took hours to get a new driver. They ended up spending the night on the bus.
She did it twice, passenger Danyel Thompson said of the bus driver. She locked us in on the side of the highway and then the second time she just left. It was horrible.
They finally arrived in St. Louis just before noon, nearly 12 hours after they were scheduled to arrive.
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I really want to hear the driver's side of this story. The video of the passengers being interviewed makes me suspicious. Isn't it odd that nobody talks about what was actually said during the trip? They sent a camera crew out to interview these people. Nobody had anything to say about any exchanges between the driver and passengers? What was the old man saying that promted her to throw him off the bus? I could be completely off the mark here but was the driver a white woman? Were a bunch of riders giving her a hard time? Or was just being a b****?
Anyhow, she is certainly going to be fired for this (unless she's union) but I think there is more going on here than is being reported.
Sorry, that should have been “Or was SHE just being a b****?”
If all that was needed was a driver, couldn't a passenger have done it?
How can anyone be locked in a bus, other than a prison bus?
Nobody could kick out a window?
I would have thought she’d promptly complain to either the police or Greyhound. Funny that it wasn’t Greyhound management, but police, that forced the driver back on.
He opened the door, deployed the emergency chute, slide down, walked to the parking lot, got in his car, and drove home..
Well if she walked off with the keys, the passengers couldn’t take the bus anywhere. They could certainly escape, but then where would they go? A roadside good samaritan might help one or two, but a busful? I’d be curious if they summoned the sheriff and what the sheriff suggested.
Mankind is doomed.
I remember my great grandmother’s story about her family making their way home through a blizzard in a horse drawn wagon. Her father had to break a path through the snow and lead the horses up 100 yards at a time.
Camping out on the bus probably made the most sense in this stupid situation. Sounds much like the driver was the only one to blame; at least we are not hearing about any passenger riot on the bus.
Who is John Gault?
I dreamt I was a bus driver who did that once. Only once.
What you are pointing out is just how passive we have become as a nation. The bus driver walks off? Sit passively in the bus and wait for someone to do something. Don’t take matters into your own hands. Sit there until someone saves you, then bitch and moan about how horrible the situation was. Its the new American Way.
I going to guess what happened is a passenger was being unruly (vile, vulgar, etc) and she threw him off the bus. The rest of the passengers likely objected to what they saw as an over-reaction or perhaps racism then probably taunted, threatened, verbally abused the driver until she got fed up and left. Again this is just a wild guess.
“Its the new American Way.”
Maybe for SOME Americans.
reminds me of the joke about the blonde who locked herself in her car...
Given that her race was NOT mentioned in the interviews of passengers, I doubt it. ymmv
A fed up bus driver evokes John Gault ? A stretch.
Yep, I bet there’s a lot more to this story. I would love to hear an audiotape of what went on in that bus.
They let women drive buses now?
In Atlas Shrugged they had frozen trains. In Barry’s America, we have frozen buses.
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