Passerby Helps Minnesota Deputies Chase Down School Bus After Driver Suffers Medical Emergency

A passerby teamed up with police officers in Granite Falls, Minnesota, to help stop a runaway school bus after the driver had a medical emergency on Wednesday, July 17.

According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, officers received multiple calls about a school bus being driven on the wrong side of the road. Witnesses reported watching the bus hit several cars westbound on Highway 212.

Yellow Medicine County deputies and Granite Falls police officers found the passenger-free bus traveling on the highway near County Road 5. The bus driver failed to stop for officers and authorities said they believed the driver was suffering a medical emergency.

Deputies caught up with the bus two miles west of Granite Falls. One officer passed out the bus and provided flashing emergency lights in front, while slowing the bus down by bumping it with the rear of his vehicle and applying his brakes.

Another officer followed the bus from behind. When the vehicle came to a stop, a passerby, Granite Falls fireman Greg Mayer, opened the door of the bus and helped bring it to a stop.

This footage posted to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shows the bus being driven down Highway 212 on the wrong side of the road.

The clip shows officers slowing down the vehicle before Mayer jumps onto the bus and brings it to a halt.

The driver, 70-year-old Brian Fuller, was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital. His condition is unknown. Credit: Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful