Passenger takes wheel of Port Authority bus after driver falls from seat
A Port Authority of Allegheny County passenger steered a bus to safety Monday after it struck a jersey barrier and the driver fell out of his seat.
“The person definitely stepped up,” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said of the passenger, whom he did not identify.
Port Authority is investigating to determine what caused the driver to fall out of his seat about 9:45 a.m. as the Banksville 36 bus traveled on a ramp from the Parkway West outbound to Banksville Road.
The quick-thinking passenger grabbed the wheel as the bus scraped along the barrier and brought it to a stop within 500 feet, Ritchie said.
Ritchie said paramedics took the driver and two passengers, none of whom was identified, to hospitals with minor bumps and bruises. Five other passengers were uninjured, he said.
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