Bus driver dragged from seat and bashed in vicious attack

A BUS driver has been dragged from his seat and bashed in a vicious attack southeast of Brisbane.

The 41-year-old was set upon at a bus interchange at Capalaba around 8pm on Thursday.

Police said the man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a bus, which was parked on the road with its door closed, when a group of men approached and tried to get on.


It’s understood the driver told the group the bus wasn’t due to depart, but the males forced their way on.

That’s when it’s alleged one of the men repeatedly punched the driver in the head before dragging him from the bus and bashing him on the roadside.

Police said the group then took off on foot towards Capalaba Central.

The bus driver sustained facial, neck, chest and arm injuries in the brutal attack and had to be taken to Redlands Hospital for treatment.

Police are still searching for the man’s attackers. Unfortunately, no description has been provided.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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