Bus passengers safely bring bus to a halt after driver suffers seizure

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Bus passengers safely bring bus to a halt after driver suffers seizure

Woodstock Police are thanking two quick-witted passengers who helped safely stop a bus after the driver had a seizure.

Woodstock Police are praising two passengers for saving the life of a 60-year old bus driver when she suffered a seizure behind the wheel.

Police say there were about 10 passengers on the Woodstock Transit bus around 1:40 p.m. Saturday as it traveled north on Huron St. toward Devonshire Ave.

The 60-year-old female driver then suffered a seizure behind the wheel.

A 74-year old and 24-year old saw what happened and sprang into action.

Police say they first moved the unconscious woman out of her seat and onto the floor.  One person safely stopped the bus while the other attended to the driver.

Woodstock Police and paramedics were on scene moments later. The doors were locked and they had to force their way onto the bus.

They found the driver still unconscious, but breathing.

Officers say she was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics and is expected to make a full recovery.

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