A bus driver was on Monday in a state of brain death after a violent attack in Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques). One person has been arrested and other alleged attackers are on the run, a police source said.
The man in his 50s was hit in the head late Sunday afternoon. According to a police source cited by AFP, he was beaten and seriously injured after refusing to admit users who did not have a ticket and were not wearing masks. France Bleu for its part evokes a group of young people installed at the bottom of the bus that the driver is said to have tried to calm.
Right of withdrawal of drivers from the bus network
The driver of this Tram'bus, a long articulated vehicle, was unconscious when it was taken over by the emergency services and was transported in very serious condition to the hospital center on the Basque coast in Bayonne.
Following the attack on a driver, the network is severely disrupted, many lines are not running + more info to come- Chronoplus (@Chronoplus_Info) July 6, 2020
This Monday morning, drivers of the Chronoplus network asserted their right of withdrawal after this tragedy, according to Sud Ouest. Many buses remained at the depot on Monday morning. The Chronoplus network, which serves the agglomeration of Bayonne, Biarritz and Anglet, is severely disrupted, with at least 9 lines stopped.
An investigation was entrusted to the police station of Bayonne.