Quick pas­sen­ger stops bus

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - WORLD -

SALT LAKE CITY: A Grey­hound bus pas­sen­ger steered the coach to safety af­ter the driver col­lapsed yes­ter­day.

Po­lice said Everette El­liott, 49, took over as the driver suf­fered a med­i­cal prob­lem south of Salt Lake City, stop­ping the bus on the side of the high­way.

About 20 peo­ple were on board and no one was hurt.

The male bus driver, 30, was taken to a hospi­tal.

Mr El­liott, who re­cently moved to Salt Lake City for work, said he was asleep when he felt the bus sway­ing.

“He was go­ing from side to side … it was like in a video game,” he said.

The bus swayed into a stone wall, push­ing it back out to the mid­dle of the road be­fore El­liott took the wheel.

Grey­hound sent a re­lief bus to take the pas­sen­gers the rest of the way to Salt Lake City, a spokes­woman said.

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