Chicago, IL – A bus driver was badly beaten by a group of teenagers on Saturday night and the entire attack was captured on cell phone video (video below).
Chicago police said the incident occurred at about 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the 100-block of North Michigan Avenue, WMAQ reported.
The driver told police that he heard a loud noise and stopped to investigate.
But police said that when the driver got out of the bus, he was attacked by two people, WMAQ reported.
Officials said that two individuals repeatedly punched the bus driver in the head.
Cell phone video filmed by others at the scene showed a group of teens who hurled the driver into some others and then grabbed him and began beating on him.
The video showed the driver was taken to the ground on his back on the pavement amidst a chaotic scene and a teenage boy loomed over him, repeatedly hitting him in the head as he tried to protect his face.
The driver continued to try to get up, the video showed.
But more than once when he got to his feet, he was knocked to the ground again by a teenager.
The video ended just as Chicago police were arriving on the scene.
The bus driver was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “fair condition,” WMAQ reported.
Officials said the driver had sustained bruises on his face and his body.
Police said a 15-year-old boy involved in the attack was arrested soon afterwards, WMAQ reported.
The teen has been charged with a felony count of aggravated battery of a transit employee and disorderly conduct in connection with the attack on the bus driver.
The attack came less than a week after a train operator was attacked in Chicago, WMAQ reported.
The 62-year-old woman was badly beaten by two teenage girls on Dec. 1 while the train was stalled near Garfield Station.
Watch the attack on the bus driver unfold in the video below. WARNING –Graphic Content:
On Saturday night, a mob of youths in Chicago beat a public bus driver. The 49-year-old CTA driver was inspecting the bus when he was attacked by the mob. He was hospitalized for his injuries. Attack follows another beating of CTA employee earlier in week.pic.twitter.com/NpMTGUjTZ0
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