2 women save bus in Poland when its driver faints

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two passengers who saved a bus that went out of control when its driver passed out in Poland have become local heroes.

Many of the 20 people aboard the bus screamed in panic when the driver suddenly fell off his seat in the fast moving vehicle near the town of Kierzemark on Thursday.

"He's fallen off!" shouted Irena, a middle-aged passenger. "Can anyone drive?"

Dramatic CCTV footage shows her grab the steering wheel as the bus veers left into an oncoming lane of the road and hit the side of a car.

The bus then clobbers a road sign, smashing its windshield.

With the assistance of passenger Gabriela Donke-Banach, Irena regains control of the bus and brings it back into its lane.

A male passenger then intervenes and brings the bus to a halt.

At that point, the driver regains consciousness and asks: "What has happened?" He didn't appear to be hurt, but he was hospitalized for tests.

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