“We have identified the suspect involved in this incident,” said D.C. Police in a Twitter post, adding that it happened in the 1800 block of Bladensburg Road on Aug. 30. “The incident was captured on a cell phone video and can be seen below. This case remains under investigation,” said police.
WTOP in D.C. reported that the woman, who was driving a gold-colored Audi model, tried to illegally pass the Greyhound bus. She also hit another car, police told the station.
When the driver of that vehicle tried to contact her at a red light, police said the woman got angry and got into an argument, the report said.
The bus driver told the woman: “You’re a crazy driver, you need to get off the road.” She then got a baseball bat from the trunk of her car and hit the bus. Then, she pulled out a car jack and hit the windows, WTOP reported.
The bus driver tried to stand in front of the woman’s car and call 911, the report said. But the woman, according to the video footage, can be seen ramming into the bus driver. In the clip, the driver is seen on top of the woman’s Audi before being flung into the intersection.
The bus was going to Washington D.C. from Pittsburgh. All passengers got to their final destination after the delay, WUSA9 reported.
Greyhound released a statement on the incident to WUSA9: “The driver was able to complete the route by transporting customers to their scheduled stop at Union Station. Our standard protocol includes an interview with drivers following any incident, and we will continue cooperating with law enforcement on this matter as it is still under investigation. For additional information, please contact local authorities.”
The driver suffered minor injuries in the incident, according to reports.
Other details about the case were not provided by police.