Two teenagers who helped bring a runaway school bus to a stop and called for help have been invited to the New England Patriots season opener.
Connor and Seamus Collins, who stepped in to bring the bus to safety after the bus driver suffered a fatal medical event in Topsham, Maine, were invited to Patriots’ opening game by the owner, Robert Kraft.
“That was incredible,” Kraft said Tuesday. “My teammates told me what you did. That call was unbelievable.”
A quarterback usually calls an audible at the line of scrimmage when changing plays. The bus had 14 middle and high school students aboard. Connor, a 16-year-old student at Mount Ararat High School, has been accredited with shoving the bus to a halt on the embankment.
In response to the 911 call, Seamus, a 14-year-old student at Mount Ararat Middle School, used his cell phone to call for assistance. Others stopped passing cars and rendered aid.
Maine School Administrative District 75 stated that the driver died at a hospital after being taken to a hospital by the students. Atopsham police Chief Marc Hagan credited the students for their “deliberate action to save lives.”