Seventh Grader Bravely Stops School Bus From Crashing After Driver Passes Out

A seventh-grade boy is being hailed as a hero for stopping a school bus after the driver lost consciousness. In the video, the bus driver can be seen fanning herself and calling home base to let them know she was feeling light-headed. She began slowing down but didn’t manage to fully stop before suddenly passing out.

Her hand falls off the steering wheel and the bus began to veer into oncoming traffic. That’s when Dillon Reeves ran to the front of the bus and can be seen grabbing the steering wheel with his left hand and using his right to slowly apply the breaks. He manages to stop the bus as the children are screaming in behind him. As soon as he stops the bus he turns and shouts for someone to call 911.

His heroic feat is being applauded by the community of Macomb County in Michigan. Warren Consolidated Schools Superintendent Robert D. Livernois says Dillon’s action is remarkable – “an extraordinary act of courage and maturity.”

“He had the wherewithal to push it slowly, likely in anticipation that the bus was full of passengers. So despite the justifiable panic on the bus, you could imagine this is probably a 66-passenger bus and it was full at the time,” Livernois said in a press conference.

Dillon’s mom later told reporters that Dillon told her he knew what to do because he watched the bus driver every day. She added that her son is very observant.

Way to go Dillon! It’s so impressive to see him take action and maintain his composure at such a young age.

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