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.


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      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
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      E Ann Roecker
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG, That is awful. He looked like he was in so much pain. May he RIP. And for those whom say he fell short of being a hero, he stopped the bus and kept his passengers safe. They could have all died. Hero.
      • 2 Years Ago
      My best friend has announced her wedding with a millionaire young man. They met via RichLovesC0M....it's where for meeting successful rich men & classy mature women, who are searching for their special someone. It's worth a try! The story of Wu Bin's selfless actions played for 30 minutes during prime time TV here in China. Mr Wu's sister told reporters that they had refused money from eager donors. She went onto thank the thousands of people who gathered on the streets of Hangzhou to pay tribute to a man whose actions probably saved many lives. I lived in the US for 30 years and I can't remember the media ever spending this amount of time any heroic selfless actions of people who perform everyday jobs we take so much for granted - teachers- bus drivers - sanitation workers- However the American msm will give a lot of air time to the Donald Trumps of this world whose only claim to fame is money. Rest in peace Mr Wu! You are a shining example for us all to look up to.
      ohslimgoody
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow and you could see the pain he was in, God bless him and his family. He truly was a hero.
      robcabob1
      • 2 Years Ago
      HOLY CRAP!! he should have done a little more to help himself..... poor guy... :'(
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is this the last story on the news feed for AOL's front page? You have nothing but celeb garbage, and other crap ahead of it. I realize this is an international story, but I still feel like this is far more important.
        • 2 Years Ago
        You're absolutely right. I could care less about celebs. We need more true and life changing stories and not garbage.
      BelieveIN1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Life is damn to short to be stressed out about a little things.. R.I.P great man...
      • 2 Years Ago
      A HERO TO BE SURE. BLESS HIS FAMILY.
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
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        ssnugsbug
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LL
        This is a story of heroic action and a death. For you to bring your trash and post it here is beyond rude and tasteless. You are a self centered piece of work. Get a brain and think about something besides your pocketbook just once in your miserable egotistical life. Go away. You stink.
        darrellchampion
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LL
        too bad you werent driving the bus
        David Rush
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LL
        Take your crap somewhere else!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow! God bless him for getting those people to safety...such a sad story!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shrapnel? WHAT? AOL, such garbage. Shame on you!
      • 2 Years Ago
      RIP sir, a true bus driver.
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