Passenger steers bus to safety after driver passes out on I-15 in Utah County
UPDATE: (Nov. 9, 2:15 p.m.) -- Greyhound Bus confirmed with 2News one of its buses was headed north towards Salt Lake City on Interstate 15 when the driver experienced a medical emergency.
There were 23 passengers on the bus as it was traveling through Orem. A relief bus was sent to transport the passengers to the SLC terminal.
The busline did not comment further.
(KUTV) -- A passenger on a Greyhound Bus had to maneuver the vehicle to safety after the driver passed out, Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) reported.
At 7:15 a.m., a trooper was making a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Orem.
While he was there, a Greyhound Bus pulled over to the left side of the road.
A passenger stepped out of the bus and told the trooper that the driver had passed out due to a medical condition.
The passenger explained that he had to take control of the bus and steer it to the side of the road.
The bus made slight contact with the wall on the left side.
UHP reported that no one was injured during the incident.
The bus driver was taken to the hospital.
UHP does not know at this time if the driver was impaired, but it is being considered and investigated.
Two lanes were closed until a UTA bus was able to respond to move the bus off the freeway.
All lanes are open now.