Utah man steers bus to safety after driver passes out

RICHMOND, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a passenger steered a Utah public transit bus to safety after the driver had a medical emergency and passed out behind the wheel.

Kenneth Manola says he knew something was wrong when the Cache Valley Transit District bus from Logan to Richmond began swerving Tuesday afternoon with about a half dozen people on board.

The 38-year-old Richmond man approached the driver and saw he was unresponsive. Manola took control of the steering wheel and told other passengers to call 911.

Manola says he steered the bus down the middle lane, trying to avoid the traffic heading into Richmond while also attempting to work the driver’s foot off the gas pedal.

Manola gained control of the pedal and eased the bus to the side of the road to safety.

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