According to the Daily Record report, the driver reasoned to his superiors that he had a clean motive for letting the children stay by the side of the road. He stated that he is clairvoyant and he has the capability to see things before they actually happen. Just like other psychics who believe in astrology and numerology, the driver just followed his dreadful hunch in order to save lives.
Despite his claims, the clairvoyant driver seemed to have poor premonition about his work prospects because he was immediately fired by the National Express after learning about the incident. Based on the statement of his employer, they could not accept the excuse of the driver. Instead, they saw it as an irresponsibility, the Evening Telegraph reported.
The psychic driver wanted to appeal the decision, but there were no reports that notified the success of his demand.
Meanwhile, the school administrators and the education convener of Dundee City Council were delighted with the company’s decision to discharge the driver.
Stewart Hunter stressed that it is very significant for students to be able to get to school on time. He added that it pleased him that the driver’s employer has taken full responsibility and action for the incident.
Some people laughed at the idea that the driver ignored one of the most basic rules of his job, which is to pick up people. But several psychics who practice tarot reading and horoscope, like Ewan Irvine of the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh, showed his support to the driver. Being an alleged clairvoyant himself, Irvine considered the possibility that the driver really had sensed something unfortunate was going to occur.
Irvine told the Deadline News that he also had experiences that made him feel weird, and he commonly listens to what he feels because it means something is going to happen, whether it be good or terrible. He emphasised that it would be better if he would stay safe than sorry.