A seventh grader in Milton, Wash., saved the entire bus when the driver of the bus passed out on the wheel.
During an emergency situation, very few people have the nerve to stay calm and focused, but these important traits in a panic situation can actually save precious lives. A recent incident in Milton, Wash., showed the bravery and quick thinking of a seventh grader, who took the wheels of the bus when the driver of the bus passed out on the steering.
The driver of the bus, who still has not been identified, passed out on the steering wheel while driving and due to this the bus started getting out of control. According to witnesses, the driver suddenly started seizing and his hands started flailing around as his eyes bulged and rolled back into his skull. The children sitting in the front row seats of the bus, saw the driver seizing and started crying for help. Immediately, a student jumped up from his bus seat and started pumping the driver`s chest in order to resuscitate him. During this time, the bus was moving out of control, and was headed for a church, as no one was on the driving seat. Then, all of a sudden, a seventh grader, identified as 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick, ran down the aisle and took the control of the bus. Jeremy steered the bus back to the right direction, slowed it down and pulled the keys out of the ignition.
"The bus driver was acting all funny, he’s shaking,” Wuitschick later told KIRO news. “He's making weird rasping noises with his mouth."
A student by the name of Johnny Wood was trained in CPR. He rushed forward to help the driver.
"I ran up and tried doing chest compressions, but his eyes were rolling back and I could tell it was getting harder for him to breathe," Wood told KIRO news.
Outside, several people noticed that the bus was out of control and being driven by a child. They started calling 911 to report the situation. Some of the students within the bus had cell phones and they also called 911 to report the situation.
As soon as the bus stopped, a passer-by jumped into the bus and started performing CPR on the bus driver.
The condition of the driver is still not known, but it was found out that he had survived the situation.