GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Fire and Rescue recognized three citizens who helped save a man’s life.
Greenville Fire and Rescue held a ceremony to honor the three citizens on Monday night.
On Oct. 8th a bus driver was slumped over his steering wheel. The driver was parked at the time waiting for two students’ parents to pick them up.
Thirteen-year-old Alex Pridgen was one of the students on the bus. Greenville Fire and Rescue say Pridgen noticed the driver was in trouble and took action. The 13-year-old was able to determine the man had no pulse and quickly called 911.
Karen Jenkins, stepmother to the other Washington Montessori Public Charter School student, Nathan, who had also been waiting on the bus, arrived as Pridgen was talking to 911. Nathan was able to calmly explain the situation to his stepmother who began give chest compressions to the bus driver until emergency crews arrived.
Emergency crews responded to the call within three minutes.
Greenville Fire and Rescue credits the calm, collective, and quick action of all involved helped the driver survive.
The man was taken to Vidant Medical Center.