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Driver saves the day when brakes fail on runaway school bus

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Updated: 8/23/2013 10:42 am
BOCA RATON, Fla. (WFTV) -- A south Florida bus driver is being credited for safely stopping a runaway school bus with no brakes.

Cellphone video captured the screams of students as the bus zoomed down a busy road in Boca Raton against traffic after its brakes failed.

Student said they couldn't have asked for a better driver.

"She was telling us like, 'Calm down. We're going to be fine. Don't worry.' The fact she did what she did, it's better than I could hope for," said a student.

After zooming a mile down the road, the driver was able to bring the bus to a stop by rubbing its tires against a curb.

There were no injuries reported.

The brake malfunction is under investigation.

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Gunny48 - 8/23/2013 12:17 PM
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This generation would take pictures with their stupid phones rather than brace for impact?! You see them STANDING up by GLASS windows in a runaway bus! Good job by the driver, though.

wishmistress - 8/23/2013 11:40 AM
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No name on this bus driver, but GREAT JOB! We can only assume that the bus came to a safe stop, since the video is only showing screaming children in a runaway bus.
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