Moment Northern Territory bus driver exchanges blows with shirtless pedestrian ... trends now
Shocking footage has captured the moment a bus driver came to blows with a shirtless pedestrian after stopping to help a car pulled over on the side of the road.
The bus driver was transporting a group of tourists back from a day trip to Uluru, in the Northern Territory, at 7pm on Monday.
The vehicle was travelling along the Lasseter Highway when the driver spotted a car pulled over on the side of the road with its hazard lights flashing.
The driver stopped the bus so he could get out and assess the situation before things quickly escalated.
Shocked tourists onboard the bus said a family appeared to be arguing and that an intoxicated and shirtless man had stepped in front of the bus as it came to a halt.
Passengers can be heard screaming in video footage of the incident
'Many passengers were yelling to get back on the bus, he did not respond,' passenger Raylene Foster told the ABC.
It is understood the young shirtless man boarded the bus requesting a lift to Alice Springs.
Video footage shows the driver yelling for the man to get off as well as screaming and scuffling from passengers onboard the bus.
Passenger Bianca Hammersley said the driver grabbed the man to push him out causing a fight to break out between the pair.
Ms Hammersley said the driver and young man then fell out of the bus and hit the ground with force.
Terrified passengers attempted to break up the fighting pair and begged the driver to take the man to the next town.
After dropping the young man at Curtin Springs, the bus continued to Erldunda Roadhouse, where police were alerted of the incident.
Passengers waited two hours in the heat without air conditioning or lights for another bus company to come to the rescue.
Tasmanian emergency nurse Courtney Hayes said the