Smelly diaper gets mother and baby kicked off Seattle bus

Nichole Hakimian  
By: David Ross 

(Scroll down for video) Babies tend to soil themselves at the worst time. Just when you are in a rush to leave the house, or when you are at a place where you cannot change them.

One mother encountered just that on a bus on the way to the doctor’s office.

Nichole Hakimian’s 1-year-old son was sick, so she headed to the doctor to see what was wrong with her son and why he had diarrhea. To her bad luck she ran into a bus driver who can’t stand the smell from a baby’s soiled diaper, so she kicked the mother and baby off the bus.

Hakimian made a complaint to the public transit authority, saying that a driver kicked her off a bus in Seattle, because of her baby's smelly diaper.
"My baby was having diarrhea, and as soon as I got on the bus he had pooped in his diaper," Hakimian said. "Right after that, the driver told me I had to get off the bus. The Transit driver said, ‘Your baby smells really bad, and it's not fair that we all have to smell that.’"

Hakimian let the driver know that her son is sick and that she was taking him to a doctor's appointment, nonetheless, the driver stopped the bus and forced her off the bus about a half mile from the clinic, Hakimian claims.

Hakimian, who is four months pregnant, found a nearby place to change her baby’s diaper and then caught another bus to the clinic. After examining the baby, the doctor told that her baby was suffering from a stomach bug.

After her complaint to the transit authority, she was told that they will investigate the incident. In a statement, spokesman Jeff Switzer said: "Based on reports, this appears to be a very unique situation. Our goal is always to balance the comfort of all of our riders with providing good customer service.

We are investigating the complaint. We will get a report from the driver to confirm what happened and that proper procedures were followed." Mobile video not loading? Click here to view