Bus Driver Injured By Cane-Wielding Passenger

An argument over the fare on NJ Transit’s #27 bus turned ugly yesterday in Newark. From the Star Ledger

Newark police have filed aggravated assault charges against the passenger, Benjamin Gainous, 35, of Irvington. Gainous struck the driver in the face with his cane, causing an injury to his left eye, NJ Transit officials said. Authorities also said they were considering charges against the driver, whose name has not been released.
The bus driver suffered serious trauma to his eye and was being treated at University Hospital in Newark, while the passenger declined treatment for minor facial injuries, police said.
The bus was heading north, on its route into Bloomfield, at about 11:10 a.m. when the fight occurred near the intersection of Broad and Market streets. NJ Transit officials said there were between 20 and 25 riders on the bus. They were transferred to another bus after the incident.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  2. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  3. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  4. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  5. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  6. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  7. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  8. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  9. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  10. A gentlemen would have never hit a man in the face with his cane. He would have used his white glove.

  11. Hi everyone,
    I just wanted to drop in to ask if anyone knows what a gentleman would use instead of a cane to smack someone in the face?
    Thanks in advance,
    appletony

  12. Great. This is one of the connection buses to the Newark Subway on the trek to Penn Station. I can’t wait to get back on the bus after the break!
    I would think that an altercation of this nature would be less likely to occur on the 29. I could see it as more #34 in nature.

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