“I feel violated,” Detroit bus driver Jason Hargrove said during a Facebook Live video posted on March 21. Hargrove died Thursday from coronavirus. In his plea, Hargrove mentions a lady that got on his bus coughing and continued to cough during the ride. Of course he’s furious about it. He steps off the bus and goes into an eight-minute video pleading for something to be done for those on the front lines dealing with sick people who were spreading the virus.
“Public workers doing our job, trying to make a honest living, take care of our families,” Hargrove said during his video.
“For you to get on the bus … and cough several times without covering up your mouth and you know (we’re) in the middle of a pandemic — that lets me know that some folks don’t care,” Hargrove said.
Mayor Mike Duggan said “everybody in America” should watch Hargrove’s video.
“He was infected before we closed the front doors” on buses, Duggan said. “Some of his language is graphic, but I don’t know how you can watch it and not tear up. He knew his life was being put in jeopardy … by someone who didn’t take this seriously and now he’s gone.”
Hargrove’s Facebook page is eery with pretty much a day-by-day buildup to what was coming. Going all the way back to March 14, Hargrove posted about transit workers being tested for the virus. “I think transit workers should be tested….We’re out there moving people around ALL day & night 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔,” he posted.