EXCLUSIVE: Axed ‘clairvoyant’ bus driver sensed trouble so didn’t stop

By Alasdair Gill, 22 October 2013 10.41am.

A “clairvoyant” Dundee bus driver refused to pick up kids queueing at a bus stop — because he sensed something bad would happen.

The National Express Dundee employee’s vehicle swept past youngsters on the school run. He has now been sacked, after telling company bosses he failed to stop because he is clairvoyant.

The driver had a premonition that something bad would happen and decided to keep on driving.

Stewart Hunter, Dundee City Council’s education convener, said he was concerned youngsters had been left at the side of the road and would have been late for school.

He said: “I can’t comment on what’s happened to the bus driver. It’s important for kids to be able to get to school on time. If the bus doesn’t stop then that’s something that would concern me.

“It’s good National Express has taken action and I’m sure they would be concerned too about kids not being picked up.”

The driver was hauled in following the incident last week and said today he intends to appeal the decision.

A spokeswoman for National Express Dundee declined to comment.

She said: “We don’t discuss conversations with individual members of staff.”

People who say they are clairvoyant claim to have a psychic ability which allows them to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses.

The concept of clairvoyance gained some support from the US and Soviet governments both during and after the Cold War, and both governments made several attempts to harness it as an intelligence gathering tool. However, psychic abilities have never been scientifically proven.

National Express Dundee employs 360 people and has 130 buses and coaches.

There have been a series of dismissals from the firm over the past year. One driver was sacked for making an obscene hand gesture at a bus-spotter, who caught the incident on camera.

Another driver allegedly covered up a CCTV camera with a bus ticket.

billy mac More than 1 year ago
people ridicule this gift and i have visited many of these gifted people . my mother and myself spoke of a certain matter in my life and kept it to ourselves and she died a few days later unexpectadly . 6 month later at a reading the clairvoyant sat and told me word for word what me and my mother discussed as she wanted to prove existence after death . nobody in the world other than me and my mother knew the contents of our very private conversation . the bus driver , well I have to say that if the man did expect something bad to happen and went with his gut instinct i see no harm done . He should however make his employers aware of his actions so alternative arrangements to send another bus for those stranded could be arranged .
Bill Dryden More than 1 year ago
I knew a clairvoyant who was very pleasant and always smiling. One day I tried to hit her. When asked why, I explained that I was only trying to strike a happy medium.
Clint Beechwood More than 1 year ago
He was right. Something bad did happen - he was fired.
Gary Bottoms More than 1 year ago
Bet he didn't see that coming!