COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A ninth-grade student grabbed the wheel of his school bus and maneuvered the vehicle to safety when the bus driver tumbled into the bus’ stairwell, the Denver Post reports.
The bus driver reached down for a garbage pail that had been knocked over by a student. While the bus was in motion, the driver attempted to right himself and make sure his seat belt was secure, but fell into the stairwell and became stuck. Jeremy Rice left his seat eight rows back and grabbed the wheel.
Rice said he ran to the wheel because a semi-truck was coming right at the bus. He maneuvered the vehicle, turned left and pulled the parking brake, following instructions from the stuck driver.
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