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Split second decision saves children from burning school bus

A split second decision may have saved two dozen lives. Two sisters, Bettye Windom and her sister Beth Insley, flagged down a school bus in Mississippi that was beginning to smoke.

“(Beth) started flagging them down. It took us probably a mile to get them to pull over,” Windom told WAPT. “We were running on the side of the bus and we had the flashers on. We were honking and screaming. My sister was out of the vehicle, out the window, screaming at him. We finally got in front of them and slammed on brakes to get them to get out of the bus.”

They managed to stop the bus right before it burst into flames. Everyone was able to get out of bus with only one student getting a minor injury.

Read more: http://www.wapt.com/

 

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