Truth Frequency Radio
Oct 30, 2013


Correspondent, ABC News

A western New York bus driver has been lauded as a hero after he interrupted his regular route to rescue a woman who appeared to be preparing to jump off an expressway overpass.

Darnell Barton, 37, of Buffalo, N.Y., was driving south along a highway overpass the afternoon of Oct. 18 with a bus full of high school students when he spotted something that unsettled him. An apparently distressed woman was standing on the other side of the expressway guard rail, and looked as if she might be ready to jump into oncoming traffic.

bus-driver-coaxes-woman-off-bridge-hero-suicide-darnell-barton-buffalo-new-york-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-information“As I’m driving I see a young lady on the wrong side of the guard rail,” Barton told ABC News. “So I stopped the bus, opened the door and tried to make contact with her,” he said.

The remarkable event was captured on video by the bus’s surveillance camera, which shows Barton pulling over to the side of the road upon seeing the woman on the other side of the railing at the edge of the overpass.

“Ma’am, are you OK?” Barton repeatedly asked the woman, who didn’t seem to respond at first. Barton then exits the bus, walks over to speak with the woman calmly, taking her by the hand as she climbs back over to the other side of the railing.

According to Barton, after the woman did not respond to his initial questions, a female student on the bus began to cry. “I don’t want to see anybody die today,” she said, according to Barton.

“That kind of sparked me to you know, jump into action if you will,” said Barton, who walked over to the woman. “Do you want to come back onto the right side of the guard rail?” he asked. The distressed woman did as Barton suggested, climbing back onto the correct side of the rail.

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