A man who had been ejected from a party bus in Calgary, Canada last weekend was left hospitalised after the vehicle then drove over him after he fell underneath the bus.
The as yet unidentified man believed to be in his early twenties, was said to have been on a night out with his girlfriend when he was removed from the party bus after it’s reported his behaviour got out of control. After the man had been thrown off the bus, he started banging on the side of the vehicle as his girlfriend was still onboard. As the party bus drove away, the man fell under the wheels and the vehicle rolled over him.
The man was immediately taken to hospital. He is being treated for a number of injuries including internal bleeding and pelvic injuries.
The owner of the party bus company known as Party Machine, Tom Malin said that in 7 years of operating, they’ve never had to eject a passenger before. Mr Malin added that the party bus provides a valuable service as it ensures that intoxicated people are transported safely.
The incident has sparked controversy with a number of users posting comments on the Calgary Herald website which reported the accident. Some are calling for party buses to be banned, whilst others believe better care should be taken by operators, adding that the company shouldn’t have been thrown the drunk man off the vehicle whilst he was in an incapable state.
However another post, from a user who claims to have been a witness and present on the party bus when the incident occurred, alleges that the man had behaved violently towards another passenger. In this instance the man would have been removed to ensure the safety of others onboard.
Calgary police are investigating the incident.