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Bus driver loses consciousness

Friday, December 07, 2012   by: Staff




On December 6th at approximately 7:00pm city police were alerted of a single motor vehicle collision by a motorist travelling behind a City Transit Bus on Queen Street East.

The bus driver had a medical problem which caused her to lose consciousness. 

The bus crossed over the center lane of Queen Street, over a lawn, a driveway, a second lawn, another driveway then came to a stop in a vacant field.

None of the passengers or the driver were injured from the incident.

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guestwho 12/7/2012 11:09:02 AM Report

makes me want to take a bus now!! hiring drivers with known medical problems???
PipeBomb 12/7/2012 11:32:41 AM Report

Ya, that comment shows what little brain capacity you have. The driver HAD a medical problem. Nowhere in the article does it state if this was a standing or known medical problem. It could have been something new. Instead of looking like a complete fool, READ the article first.
Wicket 12/7/2012 11:38:02 AM Report

How about being a vehicle driver on the roads and knowing that there are many drivers with known medical conditions... really, use the brain capacity you were given... not one of us knows when or where something like that could happen. Based on your statement, no one should be driving.
speed7 12/7/2012 11:51:35 AM Report

It could be narcalepsy hope I spelled that right? Probably not though if she has a liscence and can drive.It could have been a drop in blood pressure which happens sometimes causing you to faint. Hope she is ok?
Jamie333 12/7/2012 11:53:22 AM Report

It's lucky no one was hurt.
cashcab 12/7/2012 1:32:11 PM Report

Bus drivers must hold a class B licence, which requires you to pass a medical by a doctor every 5 years.
Tom_Bom 12/7/2012 2:07:41 PM Report

It isn't her fault she lost conciousness... It could happen to a perfectly healthy person at any time.
guestwho 12/7/2012 4:03:30 PM Report

must be christmas time ,everyone today happens to be forgiving,just think if there was a group of school kids there ,I`m just saying
firefly42 12/7/2012 5:02:02 PM Report

It is a miracle that nobody was injured.

Guestwho: It isn't because it is Christmas that people are so forgiving, it is because this could happen to anyone of us (that includes you), you can't predict when you are going to have a medical emergency.
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