Teens punch bus driver causing accident
The Star Tribune reported Friday that six teens attacked a bus driver, causing him to crash into a traffic pole in the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
He was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center and treated for bruising around his eye.
The driver was trying to call police after the teens refused to behave on the bus.
This is the 13th reported assault this year. Ten assaults were reported physical violence, and two reported passengers spitting on drivers.
Michelle Sommers, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005, said this incident shows why security needs to be improved.
She said that this could not only injure the driver, but also the passengers and people on the sidewalk as well.
All six attackers fled the scene, but police later apprehended two, who are now in a juvenile detention center expected to be charged with felony assault.
This attack follows an attack in July, that left a bus driver hospitalized for a few days.
Police will investigate the attack using the bus's video camera system, but it is an older system that may produce grainy images.