School bus driver hailed a hero after quick thinking avoids horrific accident with students onboard

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Bus driver hailed hero after quick thinking avoids horrific accident
Edison Police says the school bus went around a curve on Rahway Road and lost control Wednesday morning, but avoided what could have been a worse accident.

EDISON, Middlesex County (WABC) -- A school bus driver in New Jersey is being hailed a hero after a last-minute maneuver prevented what could've been a horrific accident.

Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan says the bus went around a curve on Rahway Road and lost control Wednesday morning.

The brakes on the bus were apparently busted.

The driver made miraculous moves to avoid a huge ditch, smashing a fence and slamming the corner of a house to prevent a horrific accident with 30 John Adams Middle School students onboard.

The bus came to a rest in an empty field.

The driver is being hailed a hero as the first officers on the scene realized she did all she could to protect the children.

At least two students on the bus suffered a minor injury. Authorities say no one in the home was injured.

Newscopter 7 was over the scene. Debris littered the yard of the house and middle-school students could be seen standing together near the bus.

The children who were okay were taken to school on another bus where the medical staff and therapy dog were waiting.

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