A Chinese bus driver was hailed as a hero last week after he managed to safely bring his passenger coach to a stop following a freak accident.

Wu Bin, 48, later died from his injuries.

Investigators say that on May 29, he was traveling down a China highway when shrapnel from a passing truck crossed the highway and smashed through the bus's windshield. It hit Wu in the arms and stomach. He suffered a ruptured liver and broken ribs, according to state-run China Central Television.

In the video above, Wu is seen braking, shifting gears and bringing the bus to the side of the road. He then puts on emergency flashers and, barely standing, warns the vehicle's 24 occupants not to wander onto the highway.

On Friday, he died at a local hospital. His wife, Wang Lizhen, was by his side.

"I know he did not want to leave me when he was injured," she told the China Daily. "When he was unconscious, I touched his forehead and held his hand."

Wu's hometown of Hangzhou recognized him as a hero.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • 2015 Toyota Highlander
    MSRP: $29,765 - $44,140
    2015 Honda Accord
    MSRP: $22,105 - $33,630
    2015 Toyota Corolla
    MSRP: $16,950 - $22,955
    2015 Mazda Mazda3
    MSRP: $16,945 - $25,545
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    MSRP: $29,995 - $64,895
    Share This Photo X