A Detroit bus driver was at the center of a viral video a little less than two weeks ago where he voiced his frustrations with passengers boarding his bus and coughing without exercising proper etiquette.
Jason Hargrove, 50, went at a female passenger in particular from the video he posted on March 21, calling the woman out for coughing several times without covering her mouth and potentially exposing everyone else on the bus to the deadly COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, Hargrove was exposed and eventually succumbed to the virus. Hargrove was placed on quarantine just four days after posting his now-viral video. However, it is unclear when exactly he contracted the virus. Addressing his city during a press conference on Thursday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said:
“Everyone in Detroit and everybody in America should watch Hargrove’s video… I don’t know how you can watch it and not tear up … He knew his life was being put in jeopardy, even though he was going to work for the citizens of Detroit every day, but somebody just didn’t care somebody who didn’t take this seriously and now he’s gone. Jason Hargrove of Local 26-Detroit, MI, a Transportation Equipment Operator for the Detroit Department of Transportation, has been a member since 2016 and leaves behind a wife”.