OAKLAND — A YouTube video showing a fight between two AC Transit bus riders has ignited a flurry of online debates about the safety of public transit.
The video, which shows an older white man exchanging blows with a younger black man, is attracting hundreds of thousands of hits.
The fight took place Tuesday afternoon on the San Francisco-bound NL line in downtown Oakland, near the corner of Harrison and Webster streets. Alameda County Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene and took both men to the hospital, said AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson. The younger man was treated for cuts and bruises received during the fight, and the older man was under observation for mental instability.