- A quick thinking and courageous bus driver stops distressed woman from committing suicide by jumping off a bridge into a deep river
- It's not yet clear what exactly pushed the woman to her breaking point, where she no longer felt like living. But she will forever be thankful that this driver showed up just at the right time
Life can be tough. In several cases, people have given up living. Others have unsuccessfully attempted to kick the bucket. The latter was the case when a seemingly distressed woman tried to jump off a bridge into a deep river.
The unnamed woman was reportedly saved by a bus driver who, while driving across the Main Street Bridge, spanning Great Miami River in Dayton town, spotted the lady precariously standing at the edge of the bridge on the opposite side of the road.
CCTV footage of the scene shows the bus driver pulling over to the other side of the road, opening the door, then pleading with the lady to step back from the ledge.
"Hey miss, why don't we come back on this side of the rail? Why don't you come back over on the side of the rail?" the bus driver, identified as Damone Hudson, said.
The driver kept pleading with the woman until officers from the Dayton Police Department arrived at the scene to look into the matter.
"Everyone is going through some tough time. But even if you are, just reach out and try to touch someone, even if it's in a small way," Hudson said while talking to reporters, adding that his words of comfort helped.
The driver's act of courage attracted compliments from his bosses who found him very kind and brave. Not many people can go out of their way to save someone's life.
"He is one of our best bus drivers and we are very proud of him," says Jason Allen of Dayton's RTA.
It's not yet clear why the woman was trying to take her life and what happened to her after she was rescued. Whatever difficulties she was going through, killing herself was definitely not a solution.
Watch video of how bus driver saved woman from committing suicide: