Bus driver saves a life – woman may have been about to jump from bridge (Video)

I kind of expect this will break later today or tomorrow and end up in the national news cycle, but just in case it does not …

From Yahoo News.

Oct. 18 was just a normal day when Darnell Barton, a school bus driver in Buffalo, N.Y., was carrying a full load of high school students and approaching the Scajaquada Expressway overpass. There, he saw a woman on the opposite side of the rail, standing where no person ought to be, leaning out over the traffic below.

Barton stopped the bus and, according to the Buffalo News, tried to assess the truth of what his eyes were telling him.

“I didn’t think it was real with everything else going on around her,” he said. “Traffic was proceeding as normal and a couple of pedestrians walked right by her and a bicyclist rode by. I mean, they were inches from her.”

Barton stepped out and began talking to the woman, who looked at him and didn’t respond. Inside the bus, students were weeping. So Barton edged toward her and finally got close enough to reach out. …

Read it all. Here is the video interview with Barton, along with video capturing the event from inside his school bus. Way to go Darnell!


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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. bien-pensant on November 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Kudos to Darnell! Way to go. And, with video!
    How long before Barry and the WH get involved?
    Just asking . . .

  2. Lynn on November 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I applaud anyone who intervenes and doesn’t ignore their fellow man. ?As he said, people were walking right by and no one helped her. A simple act of kindness can do wonders.


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