A Milton middle student’s quick action averted a bus accident when he took control of a the bus after the bus driver stopped breathing. The student took the wheel from the bus driver and brought the bus safely to a stop and removed the ignition keys.
The bus incident occurred in the 1900 block of Milton Way around 8am as the bus driver was driving the students to Surprise Lake Middle School in the Fire School District.
A school district employee started CPR on the bus driver who was then taken to Federal Way’s St. Francis Hospital. His condition is unknown.
School Bus Driver Requirements
School bus drivers are highly trained professionals and they are required to complete a two-week training course prior to employment and then participate in an in-service training annually. They are required to have a medical certificate and undergo a medical examination every 24 months. Bus drivers also go through a criminal background check.
While hundreds of thousands of school children travel on school buses every year, school bus accidents do occur. Approximately 19 children are killed and 12,000 children are injured in school bus accidents annually.
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