3 New Jersey students help stop bus after driver has medical emergency

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Three teenagers in North Jersey rushed to the aid of their school bus driver who was having a medical emergency. (WPVI)

Police in New Jersey say three students were able to bring their school bus to a stop Wednesday morning after their driver suffered a medical emergency.

At about 7:35 a.m., the bus was traveling on Route 22 West, from North Plainfield to the Somerset County Vocational and Technical School on North Bridge Street in Bridgewater Township.

According to police, the bus driver suffered a medical emergency, which caused him to drive erratically and miss the North Bridge Street exit.

The students on the bus informed the driver that he missed the exit, but he did not respond to them and kept driving in an erratic manner, police said.

That's when Kayla Wright, Angelo Meltos and Gavin Costello jumped into action.

Kayla Wright tells us, "His eyes were fluttering. The bus driver kept on swerving, and it was like a continuous swerve."

Gavin Costello says, "He kept trying to calm himself. He kept taking his hands off the wheel and putting them on his chest."

The students managed to push the bus into park, before it could crash. Then they got the other students off the bus.

Bridgewater Township police officers arrived on the scene and the bus driver was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Somerset for treatment.

All the students were unharmed and the bus driver was in stable condition as he was transported from the scene.
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