Cyclist to face court for allegedly attacking bus driver

Police had released images of a man they wanted to talk to after the attack. Picture: Queensland Police Service
Police had released images of a man they wanted to talk to after the attack. Picture: Queensland Police Service

A MAN will front court next month after an argument between a cyclist and a Brisbane bus driver turned physical, leaving the driver with facial injuries.

Police said the bus had been travelling along Sylvan Rd in Toowong around 8.35pm on Tuesday when the 49-year-old driver overtook the cyclist.

It is alleged the cyclist then tailed the bus to the nearby depot on Miskin St.

"After exiting the bus the driver was allegedly confronted by the male cyclist," police said.

Dashcam footage from inside the bus had been released by police, showing the driver being punched in the face several times. The driver can be seen overpowering the cyclist and pushing him away, before the cyclist left the scene.

The driver suffered cuts to his eye and lip.

A 46-year-old Kenmore man attended Indooroopilly Police station early this morning and was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 14.

It comes as the bus union campaigns for greater safety measures for their drivers in an ongoing industrial dispute with the Brisbane City Council.

Hundreds of Brisbane City Council bus drivers will strike again today after a long-running industrial dispute with management.

Bus drivers will be joined by other council staff when they walk off the job between 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm today.

The RTBU has been at loggerheads with the council for months over pay, rostering and safety issues.

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