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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 08:45 AM

NY bus driver saves woman on bridge

The bus was carrying around 20 high school students home on a bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway when he spotted a woman standing on the side of the bridge and he thought she might be contemplating jumping. So he stopped the bus and asked her if everything was okay. She seemed confused and distraught.

"I asked her, 'Do you want to come on this side of the guard rail now?' and that was the first time she spoke to me and said, 'Yeah.'" Barton told The Buffalo News.

The bearish bus driver, along with a handful of other Good Samaritans, including a crisis counselor who had happened by, stayed with the woman until police and medical aid arrived. When he got back on the bus, he got a round of applause.

Barton said he believed he was meant to be driving by at that moment.

"I feel like I did what I was supposed to do at the time," he told WIVB-TV. "I'm a football guy so when you sit the bench and the coach calls your number, you got to go in there make a play… and I think that's what I did."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/buffalo-bus-driver-coaxes-suicidal-woman-bridge-article-1.1501092

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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 11:48 AM

1. WOW! Huge K&R! n/t

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