EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — A MetroBus driver is being honored for his heroic actions Wednesday.
Bus driver Nick was driving alongside his route in East St. Louis when he noticed a toddler sitting in alone in a subject close to a gated subdivision. Feeling uneasy, he pumped the brakes and ran over to the younger boy.
“He requested the boy if he needed to experience with him and the kid smiled,” a spokesperson from Metro wrote describing the pair’s interplay. Nick then wrapped his coat across the boy earlier than alerting the corporate’s dispatch workforce who referred to as the St. Clair’s County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Whereas he waited for police to get there, Nick made positive the boy was comfy by giving him bottled water and chips he packed for his lunch later. The responding deputy positioned the kid in his squad automotive and wrapped him with a blanket.
“It was coronary heart breaking to see that baby on their lonesome. I’ve a daughter who’s somewhat bit older than this baby. The bus is a secure haven,” stated Nick. “I’m not a hero. I used to be simply doing what I believed was the appropriate factor to do.”
He has been with Metro Transit for 5 years and enjoys driving the bus alongside the Illinois routes close to the Mississippi River.
“Every day is a brand new starting and it’s an important expertise. You get to satisfy completely different folks and benefit from the climate, even the snow. It may’t get any higher than that,” he stated.
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