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An 11-year-old boy's quick thinking and heroic actions likely saved lives when a bus driver collapsed from a heart attack.

Robert Kelly collapsed while driving a school bus in Collier County, Florida, just a few blocks away from 11-year-old Jackson Bonar's house. Bonar was the last one left on the bus when he saw Kelly fall over, leaving the bus completely driverless and a serious risk to his life and others on the road. But, thankfully, Bonar knew exactly what needed to be done.

Using skills he gained from driving his family's recreational four-wheeler, Bonar grabbed the wheel of the bus, which was headed straight for a tree. He steered the bus into a much more malleable fence.

"I put my foot on the brakes, but the bus was still moving, so I turned the steering wheel [to make sure] that the airbag wouldn't go off and hurt him," Bonar said.

Bonar says that he doesn't see himself as a hero, but Kelly would like to disagree with him, according to WINK.

"Once in a while you get an extraordinary one like him, wise beyond his years," he said.

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      rwilliamhoward
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good work, Son.
      QueenBee
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's pretty cool!! Nice work young squire!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Timely. I had told my 9 3/4 son this a.m. how to handle a car in case mom has a heart attack. He didn't listen but he paid attention to Jackson's story. What a great, mature young man!
      mage0213
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you are going to report a story, please try harder to get the intro more accurate thank-you Jackson was riding on his school bus when the driver made 'a strange face' at him -- and that's when the kid jumped into action. What he did that saved lives if Jackson watched the bus driver collapse then how could the driver have given him a strange face?.. Not to dissuade this boys quick thinking and actions. He saved his life, the bus drivers life, and the lives of other drivers. I think the editor needs to ensure that the headline is not out in left field like that. KUDOS Jackson, You did good :)
      abeth118
      • 2 Years Ago
      He had a heart attack - didn't die. WTG Jackson. Everyone is very proud of you.
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way to go, kid! You're NOT a boy, you're a man, and a darn brave one at that.
      Linda
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great! But did the bus driver survive?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering I live in Collier County I am shocked that I didnt hear this on our local news... But kudos to this kid. I wouldn't have been able to do that.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering I live in Collier County I am shocked that I didnt hear this on our local news... But kudos to this kid. I wouldn't have been able to do that.
      susan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bravo..job well done....and my boy you are a real hero, there are only two types of people in the world, ones that stand watch, or those that do something about it... Your are one of the doers..a good one.. Good luck ith your future....
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm so very proud of you, Jackson! You are a true hero, and I'm sure everyone you know is so proud also!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kudos to Jackson Bonar... wish we had more like him.
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