VIDEO: Bus driver punches woman in face

Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 12, 2012

CLEVELAND (WJW) - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is investigating after a fight between a passenger and a bus driver was caught on video and published to YouTube.

On Friday, RTA spokesperson Mary Shaffer confirmed the bus driver’s name is Artis Hughes. Hughes said he was assaulted by a rider, Shidea Lane, 25, on Sept. 18.

Another passenger recorded the moments leading up to the time when Hughes can be seen punching Lane. [BONUS: Click here for the latest updates on this story from]

The tape shows a verbal dispute which leads to Lane approaching Hughes.

The video does not show exactly what she did to him, but moments later, it does show Hughes get up and punch Lane in the face, knocking her to the ground.

**WARNING: The graphic video posted to YouTube includes profanity, racism and violence. Click here to be redirected to the video.