A city bus driver slammed the door on a United States veteran who served four combat tours and was awarded a Purple Heart.
According to Daniel Wright, a combat veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 11 years in the Army and Marines says the bus driver denied him a ride due to his service dog.
Even after Wright showed the driver his dog’s collar and vest, which say US Army Service Dog, the driver slammed the door closed due to a “no dogs allowed” policy.
Watch Army veteran Daniel Wright discuss the incident in the video below.
The combat veteran, Daniel Wright, was returning home from school with his service dog Tank when he attempted to catch a ride on the city bus. The bus driver first told the Purple Heart veteran that no dogs were allowed on the bus – even though this is not true – and then said the he was afraid of the dog and slammed the door on the veteran before driving off.
According to Wright, a New Jersey Transit official called him to apologize for the mistreatment. He also let the military veteran know that the bus driver would be disciplined.
New Jersey Transit officials also told a local television station that there is an ongoing investigation into the veteran’s complaint. They also issued a statement which reads “Service animals are permitted on board all of our modes: bus, rail, light rail, and Access Link, and we take our responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities act very seriously.”
(Article Courtesy of BuiltUSA)
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