Matron Arrested for Leaving Disabled Man in Bus Overnight


When a 22-year-old disabled man was left in a handicapped bus overnight on New Year’s Eve, we thought the driver was in trouble. But the blame has fallen on Outstanding Transport’s “bus matron,” Linda Hockaday, who was not only fired but also charged in court with reckless endangerment and held on $5,000 bond. Her lawyer says that the driver was Hockaday’s “backup system,” but that unnamed person remains uncharged, though the bus company’s president says he is “going to hold bus drivers accountable from now on.” The disabled man, Ed Wynn Rivera, is still in the hospital with hypothermia.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 2, 2009


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