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Bus Rider Punched After Car Runs Red Light

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Wireless vehicle detection systems installed throughout 40 U.S. cities to control and direct traffic are so poorly secured that hackers can manipulate the sensors to cause disruptions, accidents and congestion for drivers. (photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wireless vehicle detection systems installed throughout 40 U.S. cities to control and direct traffic are so poorly secured that hackers can manipulate the sensors to cause disruptions, accidents and congestion for drivers. (photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) — A bus rider ended up in the hospital as an indirect result of a driver running a red light in downtown Seattle, KOMO News reported.

It happened last Wednesday as the bus was crossing the intersection of First Avenue and Seneca Street. The bus driver hit the brakes suddenly to avoid hitting a car that had run a red light, throwing some of the bus passengers from their seats. According to KOMO News, one of the passengers became extremely upset and yelled at the bus driver.

Another passenger tried to calm him down, but the irate man responded by threatening to kill the other passenger.

The two then got off the bus where the man punched the victim in the face. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for a cut on his chin. The victim later told police believed the man was on drugs due to the level of agitation he was displaying.

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