MA: Passenger saves bus after driver suffers seizure

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 2:33pm

Passengers took control of a Quincy, Massachusetts bus and safely brought it to a stop when the driver suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel.

A 37-year-old MBTA driver suffered an apparent seizure.

One passenger jumped into action, grabbed the wheel and put his foot on the brake, all while he propped up the driver.

"Basically I just held him. I grabbed onto the back of the chair. Back of the -- one of the bars there, and just held him so he didn't fall out of the seat," said Richard Hiort.

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