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Norwich Bus Driver Samantha Call speaks out after heroic action

Norwich Bus Driver Samantha Call was honored for her heroic actions on Monday after saving a student getting off the bus from getting hit by an Illegally passing car.

Posted: May 13, 2019 9:14 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 10:24 AM

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. -- Norwich Bus Driver Samantha Call was honored for her heroic actions on Monday after saving a student getting off the bus from getting hit by an Illegally passing car.

Brindisi met with Samantha Call, the hero bus driver from a Norwich bus, who pulled a student back onto the bus.

"I saw the silver car coming and I dont think I even thought, I knew Matt was going to get hurt so I grabbed him," said Samantha Call.

Her actions ultimately saved the boys life. She spoke at the Westmoreland Bus Garage calling attention to future incidents that happened to her.

"It's our worst nightmare to see a student that close to danger as my student was that day. And I cant express how greatful I am that the congressman is going to push the issue and push the need for safer school bus stop awareness and to get the word out that this all needs to stop," said Call.

He also met with other bus drivers and school administrators in Westmoreland Monday morning to discuss measures to make the bus stop safer.

“I think this legislation is very timely given some of the recent incidents we have seen regarding illegal school bus crossings. Every motorist has to be aware of school bus crossings out there. As a parent of two young children, it is something that is at the top of my mind. This legislation will help create a better view of the state laws that are out there. Really the key is to ensure the safety of our students, and this law will go a long way toward making that happen,” Brindisi said.

Brindisi laid out a comprehensive plan to prevent the illegal passing of school buses in the future.

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