Bus driver Ed Gross honored for saving students after bus stopped on train tracks in Lindenhurst

A bus driver was honored today for saving his students earlier this year. Ed Gross was honored for getting 35 middle school students to safety

Ed Gross was honored in a pregame ceremony

Ed Gross was honored in a pregame ceremony at the town's Little League Opening Day. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

LINDENHURST - A bus driver was honored today for saving his students earlier this year.

On Jan. 9, Ed Gross' bus stopped on the train tracks in Lindenhurst. Unable to move the bus, he managed to get all 35 middle school students off to safety.

A student says Gross calmly stayed on the bus until every student was off. News 12 is told that strangers then helped to move the bus off of the tracks.

Gross was honored by town, county and state officials for his heroism at today's Opening Day ceremony for the Lindenhurst's Little League at Babylon Town Hall.

He was presented with a Good Samaritan award from the Little League, and April 13 was proclaimed "Hero Ed Gross Day" in the Town of Babylon.

Gross called the honor "absolutely overwhelming."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Flooding on Delta Road in Massapequa. 1 Rising tides cause street flooding in south shore neighborhoods
Heavy rain overnight expected to cause erosion at 2 Nor'easter causes widespread erosion on south shore beaches
Tree limbs and power lines across Long Island 3 Whipping winds bring down trees, power lines in some areas
News 12's Elisa DiStefano tastes the delicious peanut 4 National Peanut Butter Day: Recipes
News 12's Elisa DiStefano tastes the delicious peanut 5 National Peanut Butter Day: Flavors

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Ed the bus driver got Lindenhurst M.S. students Bus driver saves kids from train tracks

A bus driver got several middle school children to safety yesterday after their bus broke

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE