13-year-old boys can be really, really annoying.
They can also be lifesaving heroes.
That’s the case in Washington after two seventh grade boys jumped into action when their school bus driver suffered some kind of medical emergency and lost consciousness.
The bus was headed to school at around eight in the morning when surveillance cameras show the driver slumping into his seat as he passes out. As the bus veers out of control you can hear kids shout in confusion. Except for Jeremy Wuitschick who, as King 5 local news reports, quickly realizes what’s happening and runs up to the steering wheel. He turns the bus down a side street and pulls the keys out of the ignition. As if that isn’t enough he immediately turns around and starts chest compressions on the driver. And it was all caught on video.
“I ran up, grabbed the wheel … I turned it to the right, took it on the side of the road, took the keys out of the ignition. Bus started slowing down. I’m like ‘Somebody call 911’ and they did. Then Johnny Wood came up and he’s like ‘I know CPR.”
You can hear several children, including Wuitschick, calling 911 in the background. After the bus stops an adult gets on and begins CPR on the driver.
It’s still not clear what kind of medical problem the driver was suffering from but he was taken to the hospital. No one was injured.
Check out the video below. You can see the bus driver lose consciousness before the boys take control. It’s scary and awesome!