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January 30, 2012  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

Teen safely stops bus after driver suffers heart attack


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PHILADELPHIA — A 17-year-old girl received praise for taking control of her school bus last week after the driver collapsed from a heart attack, according to a story on nbcphiladelphia.com.

Graceann Rumer was riding on the bus with about three dozen other students when driver Charles Duncan fell to the floor. Rumer grabbed the bus’ steering wheel and made a U-turn to slow it down and change direction, because it was heading into oncoming traffic. With Duncan obstructing the brake pedal, Rumer put the bus into park and was able to stop it.

None of the students was injured in the incident, but Duncan passed away soon after.

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Hey Sandi read the full story the driver was just 51

Anonymous    |    Feb 01, 2012 10:18 AM

Sure is nice to read about good things that young people do. That is so awesome. Stepping up and taking charge of something that could of ended so much worse. What a awesome young lady. Being in charge and also driving for 25+ years this is so great to read. Thank you, Shar

Shar Hanson    |    Feb 01, 2012 09:47 AM

I don't know the age of the driver, but I often wonder if there shouldn't be an age limit on school bus drivers. I know drivers that are nearing or past 70 years of age and still driving.

Sandi    |    Feb 01, 2012 09:42 AM

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