New York Bus Driver Saves Woman's Life

Darnell Barton (YouTube)
Darnell Barton (YouTube)

A Buffalo, N.Y. school bus driver risked his life to save a woman he didn't know. Darnell Barton, 37, was driving a bus full of high school students along a parkway when he saw woman standing on the ledge, "leaning out over the traffic below," The Buffalo News, reports.

That is when Barton stopped the bus to ask if the woman was OK.

"I didn't think it was real with everything else going on around her," Barton told The Buffalo News. "Traffic was proceeding as normal and a couple of pedestrians walked right by her and a bicyclist rode by."


When the woman didn't respond to Barton, he got off the bus and rushed to her aid. "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.

Barton stayed with the woman until police arrived. After having saved the woman's life, Barton doesn't feel like a hero at all.

"I feel like I did what I was supposed to do at the time," he told WIBV-TV and the New York Daily News reports.

Read more at The Buffalo News and New York Daily News.

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