Thursday 29 September 2016

Passengers forced off bus as emergency crews called to remove 'unresponsive' drunken man

David Kearns

Published 01/12/2015 | 15:56

All passengers were asked to leave the city bus
All passengers were asked to leave the city bus

A packed Dublin Bus was forced to a standstill as emergency crews removed a drunken man found unconscious on its backseat.

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All passengers on the city bus were taken off at O’Connell Street near the Spire shortly after 3pm while units from the Dublin Fire Brigade were called in after the man appeared to be unresponsive.

Following a brief exchange the man was asked to leave the bus and was taken by the emergency services for treatment.

The remaining passengers were then allowed to get back on the bus and continue their journey.

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Dublin Bus told Independent.ie that the involvement of the emergency services was “standard procedure”.

“In this instance a drunk man was found to be asleep on the back seat of the bus,” said a spokesperson.

“He was unresponsive and so the driver decided to stop the bus and call an ambulance.

“Since not all our drivers are trained in first aid it is standard procedure to contact the emergency services in cases such as this.”

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed they responded to call from Dublin Bus earlier this afternoon.

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