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Bus Driver Fired After Striking Cyclist Racked Up Overtime

Clip: 12/17/2019 | 3m 14s

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A Chicago bus driver who was fired after running over a cyclist in River North in June racked up more than 532 hours of overtime in 2019 – including on the day of that nonfatal crash, according to records obtained by WTTW News. Nick Blumberg explains.

Aired: 12/17/19 | Rating: NR

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