13 Oct '15, 10pm

Off-duty officer rescues a school bus driver and aide from a burning school bus. #SchoolBus #Fleet #NewYork

Off-duty officer rescues a school bus driver and aide from a burning school bus. #SchoolBus #Fleet #NewYork

NEW YORK — An off-duty police officer saved a school bus driver and an aide from a burning bus on Thursday, authorities said. According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), Officer Christopher Canale was driving with his family on the Long Island Expressway around 3:30 p.m. when he saw a small school bus and a truck that were involved in an accident. Police said that the bus was engulfed in flames and smoke when Canale pulled his vehicle to the side of the highway. He pulled the bus door open and saw that the driver was pinned. Canale asked how many occupants were on the bus. “As a father of two, the first thing that went through my mind was, are there any children on the bus?" Canale recalled. Canale was off duty and driving with his family when he came upon the burning bus. The driver told the officer that there was only one other person, an aide, on the school bus....

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