Bus driver passes out; passenger steers safely
A Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver began passing out on a Utah highway Friday morning, police said.
Everette Elliott, 49, took over as the driver suffered a medical problem on Interstate 15 south of Salt Lake City, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
He brought the bus to a stop along the side of the highway. About 20 people were on board and no one was seriously hurt. The bus driver, a 30-year-old man, was taken to a hospital. Police don’t believe he was impaired, said trooper Colton Freckleton.
Greyhound sent a relief bus to take the passengers the rest of the way to Salt Lake City, said company spokeswoman Crystal Booker.