• Jason Regan

Bus driver assaulted following mask request

Kerang police have charged two men after a bus driver was assaulted in Kerang on Thursday.



A bus was travelling from Wodonga to Adelaide when it made a stop to pick up passengers at the Kerang bus depot just before 10 am on 1 December.


Police say two men boarded the bus and were asked by the driver to wear a mask before the bus drove away. It is alleged the two men then became aggressive, approaching the driver and seriously assaulting him.


The driver pulled over on Boundary Street and the passengers left the scene. The 55-year-old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.


A 20-year-old Kerang man has been charged with affray, reckless conduct - serious injury, assault in company, assault by kicking, and unlawful assault. He was remanded in custody to appear at Kerang Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2021.


A 21-year-old Kerang man has been charged with affray, recklessly causing injury, and various assault-related charges. He was bailed to appear at Kerang Magistrates’ Court on 10 March 2022.