METRO bus operators were riding a bus together, returning to their garage, when suddenly a vehicle veered across multiple lanes on I-45 North and slammed into a wall. It rolled over and burst into flames.
Bus operator Robert Bartlett made a split-second decision to stop the bus and help. The operators quickly jumped into action. Some pulled the driver from the fire, others directed traffic.
The dramatic scene was captured on video on March 25. Click below to view.
The 16 operators were thanked at METRO's board meeting on Thursday, April 25.
"The bus operators are the heart of our system. We appreciate you very much, "said METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman.
The group received a standing ovation as the audience joined the board in honoring the 16 heroes.
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