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WATCH: Quick-thinking bus driver stops schoolboy from being hit by car

2019-05-13 08:45

Janine Van der Post

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Videos like these warm the heart. Wouldn't our world be such a better place if all bus and taxi drivers could learn from this quick-thinking woman and look out for their passengers with such compassion?

A video, courtesy of Norwich City School District, shows a quick-thinking school bus driver stopping a pupil from stepping out in front of an undertaking car in Norwich, USA.

Bus driver Samantha Call grabbed the boy's coat in the nick of time to stop him being hit by the passing car. 

The video shows Call slowing down as a young boy is about to exit the bus. Thankfully, she is extremely alert of her surroundings and on-coming traffic. She grabs the boy as he was about to step out of the bus. Call had noted the car coming on from behind the bus was about to swerve and had no intention of slowing down.

A young lady in the bus is heard telling the driver: "That was a good grab!"

"Touched by an Angel"

The Norwich City School District wrote on the Facebook page: "This is exactly why you should NEVER pass a school bus when the stop arm is out and the red lights are flashing!

Quick-thinking, fast-acting #Norwich bus driver Samantha Call prevented an almost-certain tragedy from occurring at 10:44 a.m. Friday, April 26, on State Route 12.

Click the #video to watch the six-year NCSD driver stop a student just short of disaster, grabbing the boy from behind as a car whizzes by the open school bus doors.

"Samantha did an outstanding job," NCSD Transportation Supervisor William Loomis said. "All of our drivers undergo continuous training so they're prepared to handle situations like this. We hope this video helps everyone to realize the dangers of passing a stopped school bus."




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