Driver saves woman in wheelchair from Able-Ride bus fire

A bus driver carried a passenger in a wheelchair to safety after a bus caught fire Thursday.



Fire officials say no one was injured when a Nassau Able-Ride bus erupted into flames Thursday afternoon in Plainview. First responders rushed to Manetto Hill Road around 12:45 p.m. to put out the flames.



Bus driver Jean Jeune says he was able to take his passenger, who uses a wheelchair, to safety by carrying her out of her chair and out of that blaze.



"She was crying, saying 'you're my hero, you saved my life,'" says Jeune.



Jeune credits the training he received for his calm approach and quick thinking during a time of crisis.



It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."