Kamryn McCurdy and Connor Morris literally jumped into action when 82-year-old Terry Byrnes fell unconscious with an undisclosed medical condition while driving a school bus in Provo, Utah.
The Provo Police Department said that on Sept. 20, after all children had been dropped off at Freedom Preparatory Academy, Byrnes lost consciousness while behind the wheel.
Morris was driving by on his moped when noticed the bus seemed out of control. Only two people were inside the school bus: the bus driver Byrnes and his granddaughter McCurdy.
McCurdy noticed her grandfather slumped behind the wheel and did anything she could to get his attention, but he did not respond. She then jumped up to take control of the wheel and pulled the bus over.
Morris caught up to the bus, jumped boarded and provided McCurdy with further assistance to help Byrnes
Provo Police Chief Troy Beebee awarded McCurdy and Morris each with a Citizen Recognition Award for saving Byrnes’ life and keeping the bus from doing more damage.
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