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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You got that right.
Pussified as well...
Greyhound’s national slogan:
“Buses. Mass transit for mass murders.”
I think I would have fought the bus driver for the keys, started the bus up, and driven the rest of the way to the next major station even without a CDL and the chauffeur endorsement. Are those Greyhound buses Class A or B rigs?
Even if I got arrested the passengers would be happy.
“The heroic stalwart driver seems to have been able to brave the wilds, why not the passengers?”
From your description of the driver, I see that you assumed she must have been an OWS protester and that she walked off and left the bus stranded as an act of solidarity with the progressive heroes of Zuccotti Park.
Here on the east coast, we have the Chinatown buses. Chinatown to Chinatown, starting in DC, then on to Philly, New York and Boston. It's just $35 round-trip, with mostly immigrant passengers who, being Asian, are focused on their own mission and don't bother you. Many don't even speak English yet, so a couple of bows and smiles and whities are tolerated well enough.
The buses are older, but so what? They run. In DC, Chinatown is over near the 7th St NW entertainment district. In Philly, Chinatown is smack next to Center City, with an inexpensive city parking lot near 10th and Race. In New York, it takes you into lower Manhattan through the garment district and lets you off in Chinatown, which is next to Little Italy. Lots of fun!
Straight out of Atlas Shrugged...
Me neither, dammit.
Will be interesting to learn of her personal details.
Did you ever read Atlas Shrugged? This would not have been out of the ordinary for that story. Everyday people were abandoning their jobs as well, such as the train passengers left stranded. It was the first thing I thought of.
At least they didn’t get thrown under the bus.
He was not 14. He was 20 with a criminal record longer than your arm and wanted by the police. He stole the bus to keep from getting picked up by the cops and took others with him to Houston so he wouldn’t blow his cover.
You’ve ridden busses.
“Youve ridden busses.”
LOL. I was stabbed on a bus in high school.
Pasenger could not have started it. Greyhound builds in a special set of switches to allow pushbutton starter to engage. The driver needs to his certain dashboard buttons in a certain sequence to start the bus.
I suspect she could drive mine...
The reason is obvious to me. She was driving beyond the alloted hours specified by the law. She had no choice but stop the bus and turn it over to another driver.
She may have driven the bus to her hometown.
Me either. But what has that to do with this situation?
On occasion, “A person’s gotta do what she gotta do”.
Sikeston? Just go to Lambert’s (home of throwed rolls) and chow down!! http://www.throwedrolls.com/
The buzz here in Cape Girardeau is why the hell did the cops force the driver to get back on the bus and drive it when it was obvious there was a problem?
“Move that bus!”
Do you know Rusty, by any chance?
Nope, but I do get a chance to talk to his brother on occasion...very sharp guy...
Isn’t it funny that he’s the one that didn’t go to law school, yet he’s, by far, more successful than anyone in the history of that family?
The whole family has been blessed with tremendous analytical skills. Steel-trap minds and a gift of gab. Rush was fortunate to stumble onto the right path to use those skills in his own unique way. Don’t think he would lasted long as a lawyer!
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