- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

ISLE, Minn. (AP) - School district officials credit older students on a runaway bus with calming the younger children as the vehicle careened out of a control on a Minnesota highway.

The bus wove back and forth on Highway 47 in Aitkin County after the driver suffered from a medical emergency last Wednesday. One of the 11 students on the bus called 911. A sheriff’s deputy followed the bus for about 14 minutes and drove into the oncoming lane with her emergency lights activated to warn approaching drivers.

The deputy’s dash cam video (https://bit.ly/1A7kf0h ) shows an approaching driver on the highway putting the car in reverse and backing up to avoid a collision. The bus entered a snowy ditch, then swerved back on the highway. A state trooper laid a tire deflation device on the road and the bus eventually stopped. No students were injured.


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