Quick-thinking 7th grader saves day after Warren bus driver passes out behind the wheel

Middle school boy heralded as a hero

WARREN, Mich. – A quick-thinking seventh grader saved the day Wednesday after his bus driver passed out behind the wheel in Warren.

The heroic effort occurred Wednesday, April 26, while transporting students home from Carter Middle School. The driver became lightheaded and lost consciousness while traveling on Masonic Boulevard near Burt Road.

The seventh grade student saw the driver in distress, and stepped to the front of the bus to help bring it to a complete stop without incident.

Warren police and fire departments were called to the scene to tend to the driver, and the students were safely loaded onto a different bus to continue their journey home.

“The actions of the student who helped stop the bus made all the difference today, and I could not be prouder of his efforts. If you have any questions, please contact the school.”

Superintendent Robert D. Livernois, Ph.D.

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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.