A bus driver has been hailed a hero after he amazingly caught a seven-year-old girl after she fell from a third storey window in a New York City suburb.
Stephen St Bernard was on his way home from work in Coney Island when he spotted the child standing precariously on an air conditioning unit outside a window.
As he tried to persuade her to go back in to the building, she suddenly fell.
The dramatic moment was caught on video by a witness using a mobile phone.
Mr St Bernard broke her fall with his arms, tearing a tendon in his shoulder as he did so.
“I just prayed that I’d catch her,” he said.
“‘Please let me catch her, please let me catch her,’ that’s all I could say.
“I picked her up and carried her. She kept looking around. She never closed her eyes. She never lost consciousness.”
The girl was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
It is not clear how or why she was on the air conditioning unit.
Police said no charges were being filed against the parents.
A bus driver in China has given his life to save his passengers, after he was hit by a flying object on a motorway.
Wu Bin, 48, was hit in the arms and the abdomen by a flying piece of metal that smashed through his windscreen.
He managed to bring the bus to a stop despite his injuries.
He then put the hazard lights on, and was able to tell the passengers not to run around while the bus was still on the highway. He was taken to hospital but died of his injuries four days later.
Two quick thinking children have been praised after they managed to stop their school bus from crashing on Monday.
The bus had been approaching Surprise Lake Middle School in Milton, Washington, when the driver became ill, lost consciousness and let go of the wheel.
CCTV footage from inside the bus reveals the dramatic moment when 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick realised what was happening and took control
The Washington state school bus driver who passed out, later died according to his family.
Ryan Callis died Wednesday but no cause of death was provided.
Student Jeremy Wuitschick took over driving to keep the vehicle from hitting a church, while student Johnny Wood performed CPR on Callis.
The boys appeared on the Today Show:
Alex Hyde has been reading happily-ever-after stories to the children of Newbridge Preparatory School for more than 20 years.
But the nursery nurse has now bagged her own Prince Charming after boyfriend Bob Doyle made a surprise proposal in front of the entire school.
The bus driver spent two months making a video proposal which was then broadcast to all of the children and staff in a special assembly.
Miss Hyde, who was also celebrating her 38th birthday, watched in shock as she saw her partner of 12 months singing along to Bruno Mars’s Marry You on the screen.
The pupils and staff then erupted into cheers and applause as 49-year-old Mr Doyle entered the hall and escorted his soon-to-be fiancee to the stage, where he got down on one knee and popped the question – to which the answer was a resounding “yes”.
“I was watching the screen thinking ‘that looks a bit like Bob’,” said Miss Hyde, of Perton.
“It took me a few seconds to realise what was going on – I was in complete shock.”
The three-minute video showed Mr Doyle, who is also a part-time magician, miming the lyrics of the song in various locations across Bournemouth.
“That’s our favourite song and I always tease him by singing it,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I had no idea.”
The couple fell in love during a holiday romance in Paignton and Mr Doyle moved up to Perton in December.
“I made the decision to propose a few months back and it took me two months in total to do the video,” said Mr Doyle.
“I filmed and edited it all myself. During one scene, I was singing on the beach and I was getting more than a few funny looks from people passing by. But it was all worth it to see Alex’s reaction. Marry You is our song, we always sing it when we’re doing the washing up, so I knew I wanted to do that. And I knew Alex was working on her birthday so that’s how the school thing came about.”
Barely a soul at the Newbridge Crescent school knew about the proposal. But those in the know ensured everyone was looking their best by staging an impromptu dress-up day.
After accepting the proposal, pupils threw confetti over the happy couple and a veil from the pupils’ dressing up box was quickly placed on top of Miss Hyde’s head.
Mr Doyle had also arranged for his partner’s mother Diane to attend the special day.
“I thought I was getting dressed up to go for a birthday meal,” said Mrs Hyde, of Newhampton Road West.
“I had no idea he was going to do this but we are all so happy. I’m so pleased and I can’t believe he has done all of this. Alex’s father Adrian, brother Aron and sister Emma will be over the moon. We had no idea he was going to propose.”
Miss Hyde said it had been a “fantastic day”.
She said: “It was so lovely that all my colleagues and friends were involved. I’ve been here since I was 16 so this school means so much to me. I’ve taught these pupils since they were tiny tots so it was lovely that they were all there too.”
A bus driver lost his job for hitting a snowman in the street after veering into the wrong lane. The public transit bus was video’d by students who had built it in the road on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District spokeswoman Jan Kijowski said the driver has resigned after the incident was posted on the internet.
CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports on Frosty under the bus.
‘Whenever an incident occurs, we try to use it as a teaching opportunity to remind the operators what are the safe and good choices that can be made,’ Kijowski said.
Here is the original footage:
The video has sparked a social media debate over who was really at fault – the bus driver or whoever put that snowman there.
More than 800 people had joined a Facebook page devoted to reinstating the bus driver