New Hampshire Woman Safely Stops Bus After Driver Dies

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NASHUA, N.H. (WBZ-AM) — A woman in New Hampshire jumped into action to stop an out-of-control bus after the driver died behind the wheel, reports the Nashua Telegraph.

Lizette Markham says she was riding the Nashua Transit System bus Monday morning when it struck a fire hydrant and a parked car. Markham noticed the driver was slumped over, and rushed to the front of the bus to hold her foot on the brake. 

Unaware of how to shut off the engine, Markham then waited for first responders to arrive. "I just wanted to do the right thing," Markham said. “I’m glad I’m safe. I’m glad the others are safe.”

The driver has not been identified, and his cause of death has not been released.

The Nashua Transit System released a statement saying they are "saddened by the loss of our driver." Adding, "we are thankful to say that that no one else was injured as a result of this incident.”

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