ECAT Driver Taken To The Hospital After Fire On Bus At The Mall

December 21, 2020

An Escambia County Area Transit driver was taken to the hospital after a fire on their bus Monday afternoon.

The ECAT bus was stopped at Cordova Mall with two passengers onboard when someone noticed the electrical fire in back of the bus. The bus driver extinguished the fire and was then transported by Escambia County EMS to a local hospital, according to Escambia County. There was no update provided on the condition of the driver.

A relief bus was brought in for the two passengers and to finish the route.

File photo.


5 Responses to “ECAT Driver Taken To The Hospital After Fire On Bus At The Mall”

  1. SueB on December 22nd, 2020 9:26 am

    “The ECAT bus was stopped at Cordova Mall with two passengers onboard”. More proof that ECAT is robbing our taxes. But Escambia County Commissioners are afraid to defund the bus system.

  2. Well on December 22nd, 2020 6:15 am

    I’m just surprised 2 people were on the bus…..

  3. Patriot on December 21st, 2020 8:45 pm

    Frank you’re a regular Sherlock Holmes!
    Tell me, what was your first clue? The giant “transit complex” sign in the photo? The lack of flames? Wait, wait… was it the “file photo” written in bold font?

  4. Resident on December 21st, 2020 8:39 pm

    “North escambia usually does a great job but what happened here?”

    Frank didn’t read or comprehend. The photo is “self labeled” with a sign that says Rosa L. Parks Transit Complex”, not “Cordova Mall”. And, the story says “File photo” at the bottom. North escambia didn’t mislead anyone and obviously knew.

  5. Frank Denali on December 21st, 2020 6:24 pm

    The photo is not from the scene. It appears to be a file photo at the transit complex on Fairfield Dr. Transparency and accuracy in journalism seems to be fading. Does north escambia even realize the photo is at the transit complex? Doesn’t take a genius to figure that out LOL I’m sure ot wouldn’t be too difficult to obtain a photo from the scene. North escambia usually does a great job but what happened here?

    Frank in Perdido for transparency.

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