When Bus Driver Passed Out, Williamsville North Students Came to the Rescue

Feb. 8, 2019

Jessica Ireland thought it was strange how slowly her school bus was traveling down Cottonwood Drive in Amherst on a recent afternoon.

When she looked up, she saw the driver slumped over and realized he had passed out. She shouted this news to the other Williamsville North High School students on the bus, urged someone to call 911 and ran to the front to check on the driver.

Jessica pulled the emergency brake, bringing the bus safely to a stop along the curb, while Thomas Schwartz called 911 and directed emergency responders to the scene.

“I don’t think that fear hit me right away,” said Jessica, a sophomore. “It was more after I got home: ‘Oh my God, this just happened?’ ”

The bus driver soon regained consciousness and is expected to survive.
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One Response to “When Bus Driver Passed Out, Williamsville North Students Came to the Rescue”

  1. jjtric says:

    The students from Williamsville North should be honor for their quick thinking in helping their bus driver when he collapsed at the wheel of the bus.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.