Detroit bus driver Jason Hargrove who posted video about coughing passenger dies from coronavirus
Just twelve days ago, a Detroit bus driver posted a video sharing his frustration about a woman on his bus who was coughing without covering her mouth. Now that bus driver has died after contracting the virus.
On Thursday, Mayor Mike Duggan confirmed the death of Jason Hargrove, who leaves behind a wife.
Duggan says the video Hargrove posted is painful to watch because Hargrove knew “his life was being put in jeopardy.”
“He was going to work for the citizens of Detroit every day,” said Mayor Duggan during a press conference. “By somebody who just didn’t care. By somebody who didn’t take this seriously. And now he’s gone.”
On March 21, Hargrove posted a Facebook message warning everyone about taking necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus – most simply, covering our mouths when we cough. He shared that an older woman coughed multiple times while on his bus, endangering him and the other passengers.
The now heartbreaking video has since been shared thousands of times online.
According to WXYZ-TV Detroit, the Detroit Department of Transportation employs 530 drivers. One-hundred of them are in quarantine, while seven are confirmed positive for c.
Hargrove now has that video to leave behind as a legacy.
“This is real,” said Hargrove. “Y’all need to take this serious.”