Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say a Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver passed out on the highway.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the passenger took over Friday morning as the driver suffered a medical problem and began to lose consciousness while driving on Interstate 15 south of Salt Lake City.

Trooper Colton Freckleton says the unidentified person brought the bus to a stop along the side of the highway. About 20 people were on board and no one was hurt.

The bus driver was taken to a hospital. Troopers are investigating whether the driver was impaired.

Freckleton didn’t immediately have additional information about the passenger but said the person’s fast thinking likely saved lives.

Associated Press

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