Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Passengers Jump in as Coach Bus Driver Suffers Medical Distress on Highway 401

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Passengers Jump in as Coach Bus Driver Suffers Medical Distress on Highway 401

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Bus driver suffers medical distress on Highway 401

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TORONTO - Passengers aboard an Ontario Northland bus are being credited with saving a potentially serious situation on Thursday after the driver suffered medical distress on a busy highway in northwestern Toronto.

The bus was carrying 47 passengers from Sudbury, Ont., to Toronto, when the problem occurred but the bus was pulled over safely, company spokeswoman Renee Baker said.

"The motor coach operator was transported to hospital, where he's receiving medical attention," Baker said from North Bay, Ont. "There were no injuries to passengers and no damage sustained to the equipment."

Baker was unable to say how the bus was brought safely to a stop but one unidentified woman who was on board told television station CP24 that alert passengers saved the day. …

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