Update: Attack-survivor bus driver meets with County Executive

January 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people, West Seattle video | 2 Comments

Late last night, we published a note from the Alki woman attacked while driving a Metro bus last weekend in Tukwila, saying King County Executive Dow Constantine would meet with her this afternoon, and asking for community support. 2 TV crews went to Alki to see if anyone showed up; we spotted them interviewing Constantine afterward, and went over to ask him how the conversation went: He said it went as well as it could, considering the circumstances:

You heard him talk about the strength of the driver and her family; her daughter is the one who first wrote publicly about the attack, in a post one week ago in the WSB Forums. As for what steps Constantine might seek to improve driver safety, he said it just might be time to revisit the idea of some physical barrier between drivers and passengers – it was studied several years ago, he said, and not pursued at the time.

2 Comments

  1. I hope the parents are also questioned in this. Something was lost in that kid. I do hope the lady is recovering ok.

    Comment by pamela — 5:16 pm January 30, 2010 #

  2. Good to see you at work, Dow. I knew I voted for the right guy!

    It always amazes me when victims of such senseless horrible crimes have empathy for their attackers. Such huge heartedness on her part. She sounds like great woman. No wonder her children adore her so.

    Personally, I don’t know if I could be that empathetic.

    Comment by Alkilicious — 7:30 pm January 30, 2010 #

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