Amazing: Bus Driver’s Quick Thinking Saves Lives
A bus driver is being lauded as a hero for quickly navigating to a police station after a gunman opened fire on the bus.
At roughly 2:30 in the afternoon, a shooting broke out on the Broward County Transit bus near Fort Lauderdale.
As soon as the driver heard the gunshots, police said she squeezed into a turn lane and pulled up to the Fort Lauderdale police headquarters.
Police said that officers quickly rushed outside after hearing the commotion and the shooter stepped off of the bus and surrendered.
“The bus driver in this particular case, her quick actions I am sure saved lives,” Acting Police Chief Luis Alvarez said at a press conference. “So kudos to her. She deserves to be applauded for her actions.”
“That is a difficult thing to do. Not many people would have behaved the way this bus driver behaved and to get to the front of the police station,” Alvarez said.
One victim died on the bus and a second victim died at a nearby hospital. Officials said another passenger was in critical condition and a fourth was seriously injured.
The shooter, 34-year-old Jamal Meyers, faces charges for murder, attempted murder, weapons possession by a convicted felon, and probation violation.
Driver praised for actions after gunman opens fire on Florida bus