on Wednesday, 19. may at 07.28 rose 9-year-old Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen on city bus line 5 in dallas, just as he has done it the last three weeks.
He was going to school and had sat down at the back of the bus.
On the road towards the Randers bus station increases more and more people on the bus, and after having kept at the central bus station in no time, says the bus driver suddenly: There are too many people in the bus – all behind in the bus must rise of.
It tells Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen, who is the mother of Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen.
- In relation to everything here with corona, I have examined whether children can be asked to leave the bus due to space constraints, but they may not reject children. I had also explained to Charlie, she says to TV2 ØSTJYLLAND.
Precisely why trying Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen to tell the bus driver that he must not stand by. Among other things, because he does not know what he should do if he is left behind.
How can you be sure that it is not something that your son will find on the?
- It is completely out of the question. Just the way he describes it – he has not the imagination to be able to fabricating it. He has no reason to be fabricating the story. He has always been happy with his school, and I have never experienced that he not had the desire to get away. In addition, he was simply so upset about it, so I'm quite sure that he speaks the truth.
'He was tearful when I found him'Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen's school rang about the bell 08:10 for his mother and Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen, and told, that he therefore was not met in school.
- I throw everything I have in my hands and leave my business to find him. I'm running the route, as the bus also run, and find him, approximately at 08:20, where he sits quite tearful at the Randers bus station, tells Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen.
She comforts him, and after they have talked it all through, she drives him to school.
- As parents, it is estimated that it can happen. It is scary, for I thought that when you put your child on the bus, then the worst that can happen, that the bus of the puncture.
I had not in my wildest dreams imagined that there was a bus driver, which could find to throw a 9-year-old of the bus.
Midttrafik tells that an error has occurred in this case, which must not happen.
- It is a very regrettable case. We regret very much what the 9-year-old has experienced. Children should never be left around buskørslen. Regardless of the situation, says the spokesperson for Midttrafik, Michael Steinberg, to TV2 ØSTJYLLAND.
According to the Midttrafik the bus driver not aware that there was a child among the group, who were thrown of the bus.
He also says that right now we are in an extraordinary situation with the many precautions which must be taken in order to reduce infection with the COVID-19 – among other things must the bus only filled halfway up. He stresses, however, that it must never overshadow the interest of the child.
- Although makskapaciteten is reached, then the child must be taken with the bus. Even if the driver has a challenging task to ensure that the bus only half full, so it must not go beyond a child . That trumps the interest of the child, says Michael Steinberg.
According to Michael Steinbergs information, the bus driver not been aware that there has been a child among the passengers, who were asked to leave the bus.
If it nevertheless has happened, as Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen has told his mother, as stresses Michael Steinberg, that it just must not happen.
- We will inculcate opposite bus companies and drivers that children must never be rejected or be kicked of a bus. We do it today to all, he says,
- There will be errors, and we regret very much that this has happened. We do everything we can in order that it does not happen again.
Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen's boring experience with the bus coming upstairs more stories about coronarestriktioner, which complicates the use of Midttrafiks buses.
the day before yesterday could tv2østjylland tell about an older and slightly walking man, who, according to Ældresagen had been rejected to come with the bus, because the driver would not take cash.
And in the morning could tv2østjylland follow up with the story of a 12-year-old girl, who the previous week had been out for a similar experience.
the Debate on TV2 ØSTJYLLAND's Facebook page has since the history has been lively. Many write that it is not legal to refuse cash as a payment method in Denmark.
But the case is a bit more speget due to corona-the situation. The minister of transport has in fact directly encouraged the bus companies not accepting cash. And it is the practice of Midttrafik follows.
Right now is the consumer ombudsman in several similar cases by taking a position as to whether it is in order to use the Covid-19 as a reason to refuse cash payment.
'just Think if it happens for less children'are Already the same day, Tuesday, phoned Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen for Midttrafik in order to inform them about the incident where her son had been put of the bus. But it was far from understanding, she was met with.
I just got to know that it could not fit, because they do not put the children of the bus. When I saw said it could well be, but now it was done anyway, so she said just that they were as bored of, if it had happened, and that I had to have a good day, " says Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen to TV2 ØSTJYLLAND.
She says that she does not feel that the person she talked with, believed her, and that she was once asked which bus it was and at what time.
- If they had done it, so I had at least felt, that there had been gone ahead with it, and so I would have it better with it. But think, if it happens for the smaller children, she says.
9-year-old is afraid to take bussen9-year-old Charlie Emil Grove Jørgensen had taken the bus for three weeks without problems, but after being left without a mobile or any kind of idea of what he should do, so he has been afraid to take the bus.
- Since he was off yesterday, so he would not. He said that he had a bad feeling in the stomach. I knew that it was not right, and so he wept, and said he was afraid to be put of the bus, says Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen.
- I understand it well, for he has just sat there and not known what he should do. He has been afraid not to be found again.
Lisbeth Grove Mikkelsen has now equipped his son with a mobile so he can call if it happens again.