A 45-year-old woman was injured last week on a Tisséo line 17 bus after the driver unexpectedly braked. No excuses.
It was better not to have had a hearty breakfast! As a rather muscular alarm clock, the passengers of a well-filled Linéo bus thought they had fallen for a moment into a cocktail shaker. It was barely 8:45 a.m. that Tuesday when the regulars on line 7, which linked Cours Dillon to Saint-Orens, suddenly arose from their morning torpor. While the bus was traveling between Pont-des-Demoiselles and the Ormeau district, the driver braked violently without having time to warn his customers. The standing passengers were then thrown forward, holding on as best they could, amid the screams of surprised users. “I was in the central aisle and I was propelled against the frames of the seats, says an official from the regional management of the Post Office. I immediately felt a violent pain in the wrist and in the back”.
The arrogance of the driver
But at that time, it was the attitude of the driver that shocked her the most. “He shouted, it happens! But he didn’t even have the decency to inquire about the state of health of each of us and he left as if nothing was wrong. Very arrogant”. Shaken by the incident, the postal agent got off the bus “stunned” and was taken care of as soon as she arrived at the office by the occupational doctor… who sent her to the emergency room. Verdict: a sprained wrist bruises and a hematoma in the back. The incident described a procedure in the legal department of Tisséo Voyageurs following the victim’s complaint. “The internal investigation confirms that an emergency braking has been carried out, we explain to the management and we ensure the support of the costs related to the incident”. Tisséo also claims to have reminded the driver of the rules of courtesy and apologizes to the travelers on board the bus. It’s the least.