The TTC has quickly fired a TTC bus driver, caught on camera blasting through a red light on Lakeshore in Etobicoke and almost hitting a pedestrian.
A vehicle managed to capture a video with its dashboard camera, which was then posted on YouTube.
It shows the TTC bus running the intersection about 15 seconds after the light turned red, while a middle-aged man was crossing.
The incident happened on October 21st at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Superior Avenue in Etobicoke.
The TTC union has filed a grievance over the driver’s dismissal.
“The reality is, is you’ve got human being in operation. And when you work in the industry that we do with the long-hour days that we have and the repetition that we have — and I’m not making excuses . . . mistakes will occur,” said Bob Kinnear, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union.
Bob Kinnear wants the bus driver back at work. He said it’s evident from the video there was an infraction but added any person can have a “mental lapse.”
Should this bus driver be reinstated? Why should we forgive a “mental lapse” that could potentially harm or kill Torontonians?