Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/novosti-n.org
This is the moment a bunging bus driver closes the doors on a woman’s bag and accidentally drags the passenger along the ground for several metres.
The incident was filmed by an on-board CCTV camera in the city of Mykolaiv in the southern Ukrainian region of Mykolaiv Oblast and was later posted on social media where it has been widely shared.
In the footage, a male passenger is seen waiting at the door as the bus comes to a stop.
A woman gets off at the stop just behind the man, but the bus driver apparently closes the doors too soon and her shoulder bag gets trapped.
The driver then pulls away and the struggling woman eventually loses her footing and falls to the ground, apparently being pulled by the bag around her shoulder.
According to local media, the bus dragged the woman for several metres before she was finally freed.
The driver stopped the vehicle when other passengers informed him of what was happening.
One eyewitness identified as Anastasia told local media: “He did not even stop the bus to check on her. Onlookers rushed to her aid and helped her get back on her feet.”
According to local media, the unnamed passenger was hospitalised with a concussion and heavy bruising.
Meanwhile, the transport company Nikolaevkommutrans has admitted the driver’s mistake and offered to cover the woman’s medical expenses, according to reports.
Reports said that the unnamed 55-year-old driver has been suspended from his position as an investigation is carried out.
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