Two New Jersey students took decisive action on Wednesday to protect their classmates from a potential accident after their school bus driver became unresponsive behind the wheel.
When the bus driver missed a turn to Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, the students on the bus yelled to him, but he did not respond. Gavin Costello, 15, and Angelo Medina, 18, approached him and saw that he seemed to have had a medical emergency—he did not react to their directions and was “looking down and looking around.” Costello told the Courier News.
The bus slowed down near a red light on a highway, and the pair quickly put it in park, took away the driver’s keys, directed their classmates to exit the vehicle and called 911.
The bus driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition, and none of the students were injured.