Bus headed for SWFL leaves passengers stranded in Colorado

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dozens of vacationers bound for Southwest Florida were left stranded for three days by a Greyhound bus driver earlier this month.

Eli McCormack was one of the 50 passengers on their way to Fort Myers from Spokane, Washington on a bus trip when their driver decided to stop in Colorado.

The bus driver refused to drive in cold temperatures, McCormack said.

Instead, passengers were forced to find a vacant motel for the night before continuing their journey in the morning.

But the bus never showed up.

“I was at a level 10, I was ready to snap,” McCormack said.

The luggage stored on the bus, so passengers couldn’t access their clothes or medications.

“Honestly, I want Greyhound to make it right with everyone on the bus. We missed two days of work. We were stranded for three days… people were paying out of pocket for motel rooms,” McCormack said.

The company sent another bus the following afternoon and offered the passengers vouchers for $7.50 toward future trips as consolation.

Greyhound plan toĀ investigate the case and see what they can do to issue refunds for the passengers.

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