Bus Driver Saves Disabled Passenger Before Bus Bursts Into Flames



A bus driver has been credited with saving the life of a disabled passenger right before the vehicle he was driving burst into flames.

The Nassau Inter-County Express bus caught fire Thursday on Long Island, New York, while transporting a passenger in a wheelchair and her aide, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.

PHOTO: A firefighter seen here extinguishing a bus fire on Long Island, New York, June 10, 2016.Kevin Imm
A firefighter seen here extinguishing a bus fire on Long Island, New York, June 10, 2016.

The driver was able to safely evacuate the two passengers and no one was injured.

Video shows fire crews quickly putting out the blaze, but not before leaving a smoldering pile of ash.

PHOTO: A bus transporting a disabled passenger goes up in flames on Long Island, New York, June 10, 2016Kevin Imm
A bus transporting a disabled passenger goes up in flames on Long Island, New York, June 10, 2016

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to WABC.

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