Driver Reprimanded for Not Calling 911

A female rider claimed a street vendor's actions made her feel disoriented

By Susan Ball
|  Friday, Oct 16, 2009  |  Updated 3:34 PM CDT
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CTA Driver Dismissed Distressed Rider

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A Chicago Transit Authority bus driver who allegedly refused to call 911 after a rider asked for police help, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Felicita Torres claimed that a paper towel-covered CD case given to her by a street vendor on an inbound No. 62 Archer bus caused her to feel disoriented.

The rider claimed that when she asked the driver for help, he dismissed her saying: "That's between you and him. I have nothing to do with it."  Said vendor then fled the scene.

CTA officials, who declined to comment on the specific form of discipline, said that drivers are trained to stop the offending behavior and contact the control center for further instructions.

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