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Police: 24 hurt after passenger attacks bus driver

January 24, 2014 • Business


In this photo provided by the Boise Fire Department via the Boise Police Department, a city passenger bus is shown that has crashed into the Idaho Power corporate headquarters building, early Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. Police say the brakes failed on the bus causing the driver to swerve through a parking lot before crashing into the building. (AP Photo/Boise Fire Department via Boise Police Department, Battalion Chief Aaron Hummel)

PHOENIX (AP) — A passenger on a Greyhound bus traveling through Arizona “went berserk” and attacked the driver early Thursday, causing the bus to swerve violently and go off the highway before other passengers subdued him, witnesses and authorities said.

People were thrown from their seats after the California man, who reportedly was hallucinating, screamed “Everybody’s going to die,” pummeled the driver and grabbed the steering wheel. More than half of the roughly 40 passengers were hurt, including three who were airlifted to a Phoenix hospital.

“Everybody is jumping and flying and screaming,” passenger Susana Ordinola, 48, of San Bernardino, Calif., said of the ordeal.

When the Dallas-bound bus finally stopped, the 25-year-old man and a female Login to read more

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