Don't fire TTC bus driver who ran red light, begs man who shot video

(Screengrab from YouTube)

(Screengrab from YouTube)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

TORONTO — The man who shot the video of the Toronto bus driver running a red light thinks the Toronto Transit Commission went too far by firing the single mother of two.

When Nicholas Roy, 48, picked up a copy of the Toronto Sun Wednesday morning and read that the bus driver — who his truck's dashcam had recorded running a red light earlier this month — ended up losing her job, he says he thought: "I can't have that on my head."

"I don't think what she did merits losing her job over, especially a woman with two children who clearly wants to work," Roy told QMI Agency Wednesday. "If she wants to work, she should be allowed to."

Roy, who owns a construction company, says his dashcam picks up "a lot of interesting things" during the course of a day.

When he saw the TTC bus running a red light — and narrowly missing a pedestrian — on July 21, he thought the video was worth forwarding to the TTC.

But when he didn't hear back from the transit agency within three to four hours, his son posted the video on YouTube and sent it to a local news channel.


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