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April 11, 2012  |   Comments (5)   |   Post a comment

Student stops bus after driver loses consciousness


MILTON, Wash. — A 13-year-old boy took the wheel of his school bus on Monday and was able to pull over safely after the driver became unconscious behind the wheel, The Associated Press reports.  

Jeremy Wuitschick noticed that the driver was shaking and that his arms were flailing as the bus started to pull into a middle school. He also reportedly saw the driver’s eyes bulging and heard rasping noises.

Wuitschick took action. Onboard surveillance video shows him grabbing the wheel of the bus, and then he removed the keys from the ignition and turned the steering wheel to pull the bus over. Wuitschick and another student began performing chest compressions on the driver until adults arrived. 

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UPDATE: The bus driver, Ryan Callis, passed away on Wednesday, The Associated Press reports. He suffered a heart attack, according to paramedics who responded to the incident.

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Poor driver but the kids did everything right. Rip dude

Buslady    |    Apr 17, 2012 02:52 PM

Great Job, you saved the day!

Leon    |    Apr 16, 2012 05:18 PM

Everyone should be proud of the quick calm actions of these young men and praise for the people who taught them to perform CPR. These boys are heros and all schools should be told about this. Congratulations Boys!!!!

Rita Bolton    |    Apr 16, 2012 12:53 PM

I am so impressed by the quick, calm action of these young men. They, their parents, school district & community should be very proud!

Carol    |    Apr 13, 2012 08:05 AM

The younger generation needs to hear about this, let them know they to can make a difference.Way to go young people, you are a hero!

steve ginn    |    Apr 13, 2012 05:12 AM

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