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Hero US kids stop bus crash after driver falls ill


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Hero US kids stop bus crash after driver falls ill

A security camera captured the moment two American schoolchildren in Washington State stopped their bus from crashing, after their driver suddenly became ill and passed out at the wheel.

Jeremy Wuitschick, 13, grabbed the steering wheel and pulled the bus over to the side of the road. He also removed the keys from the ignition to stop the vehicle.

He said afterwards: “I was just thinking I don’t want to die.”

Another seventh-grader on board, Johnny Wood, who has first aid training, rushed forward and helped the driver.

All 12 children arrived safely at their school, Surprise Lake Middle school in Milton, about 30 miles south of Seattle.

The bus driver is in serious condition in hospital having reportedly suffered a heart attack.

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