Student Stops Bus After Driver Loses Consciousness

MILTON, Wash. — A 13-year-old boy took the wheel of his school bus on Monday and was able to pull over safely after the driver became unconscious behind the wheel, The Associated Press reports.  

Jeremy Wuitschick noticed the driver was shaking and that his arms were flailing as the bus started to pull into a middle school. He also reportedly saw the driver’s eyes bulging and heard rasping noises.

Wuitschick took action. On board surveillance video shows him grabbing the wheel of the bus, and then he removed the keys from the ignition and turned the steering wheel to pull the bus over. Wuitschick and another student began performing chest compressions on the driver until adults arrived.

The driver, Ryan Callis, 43, passed away Wednesday, The Associated Press reports. He suffered a heart attack, according to paramedics who responded to the incident.

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