31 Oct '13, 9pm

#Busdriver saves woman from jumping off bridge: #NewYork

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) reports in its newsletter, TransPorter , that Darnell Barton, one of its bus operators, was able to keep a woman from jumping off a bridge while driving on his route, taking students home from school. Barton spotted the woman perched outside the railing over the Scajaquada Expressway. He pulled up near her, opened the door to the bus and asked her if she was okay. When she didn’t answer, he left the bus, approached her, took her arm, and was able to coax her to the other side of the guardrail. They were eventually joined by two other good Samaritans and the Buffalo Police. Before the incident, Barton had picked up 20 McKinley High School students, reports The Buffalo News . C. Douglas Hartmayer, NFTA spokesman, told the paper that when Barton returned to his bus after police and firefighters arrived, the stud...

Full article: http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/Channel/School-Bus-Safety/N...

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