Hero bus driver rescues lost passenger in York
A First York bus driver has been named a hero after finding a girl who was lost in York whilst on duty, and then getting her safely back to her parents.
Megan, aged 20, regularly travels by bus and was travelling on her local service home when the bus was unexpectedly diverted and resulted in her leaving the bus earlier than usual and unaware of where she was.
Megan’s parents were concerned when she did not return home on time and were unable to contact her on her mobile phone. As a result, Megan’s parents issued a missing persons notice to the Police, who quickly got in touch with First York to seek assistance with locating Megan.
After receiving the information from the Police, one First York driver spotted Megan sat on the pavement and stopped his bus and went to check on her. After getting Megan’s parents contact information, the driver made contact with them and arranged to meet them 30 minutes later in the city centre.
Speaking about the experience, Megan’s parent Carolyn Robinson, said: “We want to thank the driver for what he did as she was really distressed and without his actions I am not sure how long she would have been out alone for.
“Since then Megan has been traveling on the bus and we’ve been really impressed by the care that all of the drivers have demonstrated towards her.”
First York driver, Daniel Scott, added: “Being a bus driver is more than just keeping people moving, it’s also about keeping our customers safe. I was relieved that I could reunite Megan with her parents and was more than happy to help.”