Video: RTA bus caught driving wrong way - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Video: RTA bus caught driving wrong way

Video shows RTA bus turning wrong way down street. (Source: Youdbetrnot on YouTube) Video shows RTA bus turning wrong way down street. (Source: Youdbetrnot on YouTube)
The bus continues to drive down the wrong side of the street. (Source: Youdbetrnot on YouTube) The bus continues to drive down the wrong side of the street. (Source: Youdbetrnot on YouTube)
The bus finally crosses over to the correct side The bus finally crosses over to the correct side

A YouTube user recently uploaded a disturbing video to his account, showing an RTA bus making a left turn and traveling down the wrong side of the road for a short time. 

According to the user, the incident happened in the evening hours of Sept. 26, near the West Park rapid station.

The video shows the cyclist heading down a divided road. About nine seconds into the video, you see the bus in the upper left hand corner turn left, then travel down the wrong side of the divider. The bus goes under a bridge and then travels about 200 yards before pulling up to a stop at West 143rd Street. 

The cyclist confronts the driver who says, "I have a camera here, too," while pointing to the camera on the bus. 

19 Action News reached out to the RTA media team, who said they are still investigating. They sent us the following statement based on their findings so far:

 

Our investigation shows that the operator was unable to exit the West Park Rapid Station at Lorain Road via the regular roadway exit, because a construction vehicle was blocking the exit drive.   
 
To get her customers to their destination on time, she attempted to exit via the entrance drive on Lorain.
 
The operator was unable to turn her 60 foot long articulated bus safely into the Eastbound lane due to a bridge abutment in the roadway blocking her way,.
 
In order to exit the Station, she waited until the westbound lane on Lorain was clear and she then proceeded east into the west bound lane until she was clear of the bridge abutment and then merged over to the Eastbound lane on Lorain.
 
The operator did not follow established operating and safety procedure as she should have called for a supervisor for assistance. 
 
The operator will be dealt with in accordance to our established procedures.

 

We reached out to the YouTube User, Youdbetrnot, who declined an interview. He told us he is just glad the incident is being investigated.  

You can watch the video HERE

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