MBTA bus driver has seizure behind wheel - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

MBTA bus driver has seizure behind wheel

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QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -  An MBTA bus driver suffered a seizure behind the wheel last Saturday, but no one was hurt thanks to a quick thinking passenger.

The MBTA said it does have surveillance video, but so far that has not been released.

The Route 222 bus was heading to Weymouth from Quincy Center.

Brian Barnett was at work changing oil late Saturday afternoon when he saw an MBTA bus suddenly pull over on Washington St.

The 37-year-old driver was slumped over and Barnett said he saw a passenger leaning over trying to help him.

“The lady was crying she was like in hysterics, because she was scared and then everyone on the bus put the bus driver in one of the seats and made sure he was all right,” Barnett said.

The MBTA said the stricken driver was able to safely stop the bus on his own with the help of passengers.

"Basically, I just held him. I grabbed onto the back of the chair and the back of one of the bars and just held him so he didn't fall out of his seat,” Richard Hiort said.

Doctors treated the driver at a local hospital but Barnett says he got initial treatment as passengers were escorted off.

The driver is doing okay but the MBTA told 7News he has not returned to work yet.

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