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Toronto Bus Driver Who Ran Red Light Loses TTC Job (VIDEO)

07/28/2014 02:04 EDT | Updated 07/28/2014 02:59 EDT

The driver of a bus that was caught running a red light and nearly hitting a pedestrian on Eglinton Avenue last week is no longer working for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

Toronto's transit authority investigated the incident after video caught the bus driving right through a red and almost striking a pedestrian crossing the street at Ionview Road.

It's not known if the female driver resigned or was fired, but she was brought in to speak to management about what happened, CityNews reported Monday.

"Our operators know, like every motorist and everybody who drives, that the Highway Traffic Act applies to everybody so running a red light is not acceptable," TTC spokesman Brad Ross told The Toronto Star.

The employee was reportedly new to the job and had just started her shift when the incident took place, the newspaper said.

Bob Kinnear, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, had earlier suggested that running lights may have to do with "scheduling problems," The Toronto Sun reported.

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