Bus driver recovering after on-board assault

first_imgA Foothill Transit bus driver was recovering Thursday after she was attacked by a passenger, an incident officials described as occurring very rarely. The 44-year-old driver, whose name was withheld, was treated and released Wednesday from a hospital and was in good condition Thursday, Foothill Transit officials said. She was struck in the head and abdomen at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday shortly after coming to a bus stop on Norwalk Boulevard at Palm Avenue in Whittier, authorities reported. Whittier police Officer Diana Salazar said no arrests have been made in the attack. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jeffrey Moore, assistant general manager for First Transit of Irwindale, which provides drivers to Foothill Transit through a contract, said the woman is one of his companys employees. “There was a passenger that fell asleep on the back of the bus and she got to the end of the line and tried to wake him,” Moore said of the incident. He came behind her and hit her in the face,” he added. “She was trying to get back to the drivers seat and thats when he kicked her.” Moore said the assailant described as an African-American man, about 5 feet, 4 inches, and at 170 pounds — escaped the scene.last_img

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