Graceann Rumer, Emergency Bus Driver
Graceann Rumer says she’s not a hero, just a girl at the front of the bus with some driving experience.
Just to clarify – the high school senior had only been practicing driving to school for 2 weeks when the driver of the bus she took home had a heart attack, sending the full school vehicle into oncoming traffic.
Graceann, who couldn’t get around the collapsed driver to reach the brake pedal, first slowed and redirected the bus with a u-turn, then put it into park. Unfortunately, the 51-year-old driver did not survive the trauma, but, thanks to Graceann, all of the student riders were spared.
Graceann may not call that heroic, but I sure do. :)
Hear Graceann's story in her own words:
Do you know a toast-worthy teen you’d like to see featured here at BWATE?
Comment below with your email address so we can get a post together!