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Local man says he was injured on RTC bus

Posted at 7:49 AM, Nov 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-24 10:49:33-05
A valley man says he was injured on an RTC bus and that the driver is back on the road. He wants to know what is being done to keep other passengers safe.
Dozens of times a week, Steve Timinsky gets on RTC buses.
It is his main method of transportation. Two weeks ago, he says he was injured on one of the buses.
"I stood up, I grabbed my bag sitting next to me on the seat and the bus driver just took off," Timinsky said. "It was within ten seconds and I wound up on my back."
Timinsky says when the bus stopped, he could not get up.
"My hand is completely numb, I can't feel anything, I have a big bruise on my butt, my knee is injured and my neck is injured," he said.
Making things more difficult, the bills are starting to roll in. Timinsky says his insurance company is already telling him they won't be paying up, pending the investigation of what happened on the bus.
On Saturday, he saw that same driver back out on the road.
"It's very, very upsetting to me that this driver's still driving, could be still driving this week," he said. "I don't know, they won't give me any information."
Action News got to work to the to get information for him. The Regional Transportation Commission said they cannot tell us what's going on with the driver.
We pressed for answers as to why this man is still out on the road and they insisted they could not give us an answer. Instead, they sent us the following statement:
"The safety and security of our passengers and operators are our top priorities at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Mr. Timinsky's claim is currently under investigation with our contractor, and we cannot provide details at this time. "