PORTLAND -- A second mom has come forward saying she too was kicked off a TriMet bus because of a crying baby.
Amy Pittman says back in August, she and her 2-year old-son Jasper were taking the bus home from the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market when the toddler became fussy.
Pittman said the driver of the bus turned around, screamed at her and then ordered her and the toddler off the bus.
“He said he hated small children," Pittman said, "that my son was a traffic hazard, that he was disruptive. I was scared when it happened to us. I was terrified.”
She thought this was an isolated incident until she heard of another woman who went through a similar experience also in Hillsboro.
Last Thursday night witnesses say a TriMet bus driver got on the loudspeaker and ordered the mother to make her baby stop crying. When the baby did not, passengers said the driver kicked both her and her child off the bus.
TriMet says it is investigating this latest incident.
“A crying baby is not a reason to take somebody off the vehicle,” said TriMet spokesperson Mary Fetsch.
TriMet says in Pittman's case it responded immediately.
“When we found out that afternoon, within a half an hour, we had a bus there to take the woman and her son home,” said Fetsch.
That driver was immediately placed on leave and disciplined for not following TriMet procedures.
The driver in this latest incident is currently on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.