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Uppsala man bloodied in biting bus driver beating

David Landes · 30 Jul 2009, 09:00

Published: 30 Jul 2009 09:00 GMT+02:00

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The motorist was in the left lane when the bus, which was in the right lane beside the car, started to make a left turn, forcing the car toward the ditch, the Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT) newspaper reports.

The driver of the car then followed the bus to its next stop, at which point he got out of his vehicle and hit the bus driver in the face.

A second off-duty driver on the bus at the time then exited the vehicle and began taking pictures of the car to document the licence number.

The motorist reacted angrily to the picture-taking bus driver, however, and a new physical altercation ensued.

The row ended with the motorist having his cheek bitten bloody by the second bus driver.

Police arrived on the scene to call things down shortly thereafter, with one officer driving the motorist to Uppsala University Hospital for treatment of his tooth-marked face.

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Meanwhile, police continue with their investigation, reviewing several eye-witness reports and complaints which were filed in connection with the incident.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:21 July 30, 2009 by byke
I wonder what I would have done in such a situation?

Buss tries to ram me off the road, then flees the scene .....

I wonder if I would loose it?

I suppose the gloves come off in such circumstances, but it would be interesting to see who gets charged and with what.

1:- says the buss drivers get let off, and the driver is charged.

either way its a whole can of worms IMHO
11:55 July 30, 2009 by Marley420
so Hanibal took a bite out of crime... so what!
16:30 July 30, 2009 by Mmamma
I wonder why its the Gottsunda bus 8 that is shown in the picture.

Gottsunda-immigrant area = trouble makers. If it was wonderful news about uppsala bus drivers I wonder if Gottsunda would be featured. Subliminal messaging :)
19:39 July 30, 2009 by I Love it when ...
wow just wow

people these days

violence is not the answer

20:30 July 30, 2009 by Torvig
Clearly the disturbed motorist was attempting to block the bus from making it's turn. When the bus managed to get around the motorist, he became enraged.

The motorist attacked the bus driver. Then when he realized he was being recorded for identification of the crime (the photograph), he attacked the off duty driver.
02:10 July 31, 2009 by Coalbanks
So who gets the greatest penalty? The motorist for his attack on the bus driver or the bus driver/ Or the gal whose dog recently bit someone attacking her?
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