It's time for another Everyday Hero! The last two have involved people around me acting quickly to save lives--including mine! This month is another story about quick thinking saving a life, only this time the quick thinker was just 11 years old!
From AOL Autos is the story of 11-year-old Jackson Bonar who was quick to take the wheel of his school bus when the driver suffered a heart attack.
An 11-year-old boy's quick thinking and heroic actions likely saved lives when a bus driver collapsed from a heart attack.Congrats to him for his quick thinking! And like the headline says, heroes can be any age!
Robert Kelly collapsed while driving a school bus in Collier County, Florida, just a few blocks away from 11-year-old Jackson Bonar's house. Bonar was the last one left on the bus when he saw Kelly fall over, leaving the bus completely driverless and a serious risk to his life and others on the road. But, thankfully, Bonar knew exactly what needed to be done.
Using skills he gained from driving his family's recreational four-wheeler, Bonar grabbed the wheel of the bus, which was headed straight for a tree. He steered the bus into a much more malleable fence.
"I put my foot on the brakes, but the bus was still moving, so I turned the steering wheel [to make sure] that the airbag wouldn't go off and hurt him," Bonar said.
Bonar says that he doesn't see himself as a hero, but Kelly would like to disagree with him, according to WINK.
"Once in a while you get an extraordinary one like him, wise beyond his years," he said.
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Tomorrow I review Young Family by Claire Lachance...