Most bus drivers and municipal bus trips are utterly innocuous – you don't remember either of them because nothing happens to make them worth doing so. That wasn't the case with Ursula Wilson's ride with "patty-eating bus driver" Herton Reid in Florida's Broward County.

Not only was Reid eating a Jamaican beef patty – eating while driving a bus is against the rules – he was said to be actively trying to prevent a car in another lane from getting in front of him. When Reid had to slam on the brakes, Wilson, who was standing near the front of the bus, couldn't hold on to the handle, so she fell to the floor, banging her head on the fare box. Reid then proved his disregard for passengers was no fluke when he kept on driving and lunching.

Eventually medical help was called, but it apparently wasn't able to keep Wilson from spending $200,000 for treatment like having discs in her spine fused together. As it turns out, Reid has a troubled history with the city bus service – for instance, he broke five rules of conduct while on a supervised re-training drive with city instructors because of previous instances of bad driving, and he still wasn't fired. Since the injury, he has retired, but before going, he left Broward County – and its taxpayers – with a $100,000 bill to settle Wilson's lawsuit.

The whole story is recapped in detail in the video below (warning: Autoplay).



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      junior
      • 1 Year Ago
      And the union leaders are laughing all the way to the bank. They don't care if their people are qualified just so long as they pay their dues.
      virginia
      • 1 Year Ago
      should have been fired,not retired!
      liondog96
      • 1 Year Ago
      Was there horse meat in that patty?
        nnflfan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @liondog96
        jackass meat more likely. they say you are what you eat, and the jerk is a jackass.
          TRAILbrake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nnflfan
          It was a Jamaican beef patty, chances are he was probably eating jerked jackass.
        sadiemae1214
        • 1 Year Ago
        @liondog96
        No, it was a Jamaican hamburger. There were Jamaicans in it.
      Jacari
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh Florida. I live in Broward County and our public transit system is not the greatest. The bus stops are too far apart and the buses themselves are often late. I don't know anyone here who rides the bus unless they absolutely have to (unlike NYC or San Fran where taking public transit is often easier and more efficient than driving). And then to have to deal with nonsense like this? I'd rather bike before getting on the buses here.
        poll100
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jacari
        Each year the system gets worse and worse, fewer buses and drivers who can't speak english. Little sunday service and not great on sat. County comissioners control it.
      flyingfortresb17
      • 1 Year Ago
      This man should have been fired before this happened. The city/county not only should pay all her bills but she and her attorney should sue him and the city with stipulation that 1/3 in retirement salary be sent to her for emotional pain and suffering. The physical suffering is going to be something she will live with the rest of her life.
      garcoininc
      • 1 Year Ago
      i never had a Jamaican patty where can u get one?
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @garcoininc
        Florida, New York, Canada and of course the Caribbean. You might be able to order them online, I always get mine when I go to Canada, they come in a box with like 20 of them in it or so. You can get chicken or beef, the beef taste much better. You can also get spicy or non-spicy, spicy is better in my opinion.
          fuzzyfish6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jonathan Wayne
          Are they not readily available in most of the States as well? You're right, the spicy beef patties are definitely the better choice!
        Peter_G
        • 1 Year Ago
        @garcoininc
        Aren't these the little patty things sold in 7 eleven?
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @garcoininc
        Jamaica
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @garcoininc
        In Toronto, you can get it in the subway...
        Jaylgo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @garcoininc
        Go to a restaurant depot, you might be able to find them. BJ\'s, Sams, and Cusco have them.
      Michael Scoffield
      • 1 Year Ago
      I lived in a big, crowded city in Romania where many bus drivers were selling tickets to the people that got on board at the previous station, while driving and holding the cell phone texting and eating something. This is how most drivers drove there, oh and they were steering with their elbows. It was quite funny if you weren't considering that your life is in danger.
        sadiemae1214
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Scoffield
        I rode in taxicabs in Tampa where the drivers did the same thing. One driver was so busy on the phone that he drove right by my stop and tried to charge me for it!
      vulturesmotto
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is waaaaayyyyyyyy too obvious why the guy was able to get away with it for soooooo long.
      Trey Almighty
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL Jamaican beef patty, this mofos
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm hungry for some Jamaican beef patty now!
      v6sonoma
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well his is most likely a union job. So good luck getting rid of anyone without giving them 10 chances.
      Merc1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Calling bullshit here. No matter what the driver is doing, who doesn't hold on when standing up on a public buss? Her fault just as much as it is his. 200K? Sounds like bs to me. M
        Kesava Anderson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Merc1
        Merc, please read and watch the video before commenting. She was holding on. The only bullshit here is your sheer stupidity.
          Merc1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Kesava Anderson
          You have to be retarded to even think that her falling was the bus driver's fault. She was barely holding on and tripped over everyone else. No one else fell but her, so like I said its bullshit. If you're heavy then you need to hold on tighter and you need to be be prepared for the bus stop. Common sense, but I guess in her case and seemingly yours, it isn't common at all. For 200K in medical bills I expect everyone on the bus to be thrown around, not some, overweight, goofy broad with a feeble grip who wasn't smart enough not to stand in a place to trip over people's feel. We reward stupidity with 100K? What a world. M
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