Ore. mom berated by bus driver appreciates support

October 6, 2011 - 11:15 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who got off a bus in suburban Portland because the driver berated her about her crying toddler says she's embarrassed but happy other passengers supported her.

Magdalena Rabadan also told KATU (http://bit.ly/r2pmke ) through an interpreter she fears running into that bus driver again.

Despite a language barrier, she says she understood the driver in Oregon's largest public transit agency wanted her to stop her 2-year-old daughter from crying last Thursday. But she says there was nothing else she could do.

Rabadan got off the bus in Hillsboro. Other passengers got off in support and urged her to report the driver.

Rabadan says she had relatives with her and she called her husband for a ride home.

The driver who said she couldn't safely drive the bus with the baby-crying noise has been place on leave by the Portland area transit agency for an investigation.