At some point on the 20-plus-hour bus trip between Phoenix and Dallas, passengers’ attention turned from the Southwestern scenery to what was going on in the driver’s seat.
“The bus was leaning a little bit,” Philip Hurd told CBS-11 on Thursday, after he and nearly four-dozen others had reached the safety of the downtown Dallas Greyhound terminal.
Hurd swayed back and forth, imitating the bus. “That’s when people really started to get, you know, worried.”
Only the driver seemed unconcerned by her driving, passengers told the station.
“We saw her going like this, and just dozing off,” Jasmine McClellan said, sinking her head and then jerking it up like a student half-sleeping in class. “I politely asked her four times to pull over.”
As the bus sped and wobbled toward Dallas, McClellan said, politeness eventually had to go out the window.
“It got to the point we had to raise our voice. ‘Pull over! We have children on this bus!’ ” she said. “She’d be going over the white line, and everyone would be like, ‘Wake up!’ ”