Tuesday, March 4, 2008
"Vicious Trimet Driver?" Not So Much…
Posted by Matt Davis on Wed, Feb 27 at 3:47 PM
Trimet says it's done reviewing video tape of the "vicious trimet assault" alleged last week in a letter to the Mercury. From Trimet:
Video was pulled from Friday's incident and shows Ms. Sansom getting on the bus at approximately 3 p.m. Prior to boarding, the operator and Ms. Sansom have a discussion, the operator attempts to close the door. Ms. Sansom puts her hands out to keep the door from closing and the doors reopen. She then boards the bus and stands behind the operator during the 12-minute trip. As she deboards, she turns to address the operator and walks away. In her complaint to TriMet, Ms. Sansom claims the operator closed the door on her. The video shows Ms. Sansom putting her hands out to stop the door from closing. In her letter to you she claims the doors slammed on her back while boarding and she was trapped. At no time during boarding or deboarding did the doors touch her back. The investigation is complete. We have the video available, we're trying to make it compatible.
TriMet Public Information Officer