Illinois woman steers bus to safety after driver collapses - KMOV.com

Illinois woman steers bus to safety after driver collapses

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A 48-year-old Illinois woman is considered a hero by many after preventing a serious tour bus accident in Kenosha County after the driver suffered a medical emergency.

Jill Bien of Norridge, Illinois, is credited with saving 34 passengers from serious injuries Saturday when the 68-year-old driver collapsed. The unmanned bus swerved along Interstate 94 and veered into guard rails near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

Bien says she was yelling at the driver to stop the bus until she realized he was no longer in his seat and the bus was going on its own. She says she was able to take control of the wheel and pull the bus over.

Eleven people suffered minor injuries. The bus driver wasn't ticketed.

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