Bus Driver Saves Children : Florida bus driver rescues 40 kids from burning bus

Bus Driver Saves Children : Florida bus driver rescues 40 kids from burning bus

Bus driver saves Children from burning bus, Kristina Buhrman is being hailed as a hero after helping to rescue nearly 40 children from a burning school bus.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the bus driver and all 38 students from Discovery Academy in Lake Alfred were able to safely exit the bus after the vehicle had mechanical problems on I-4 westbound at mile marker 51 near U.S. Highway 27.

The driver pulled over on the shoulder of the interstate as the bus caught fire, said troopers, who added that the vehicle was then completely consumed by the blaze.

“As soon as she (the driver) started to smell the gas and started to see smoke, she immediately got everyone off the bus,” FHP trooper Mary Godino said. “We’re just grateful how it turned out and the school bus driver was instrumental in saving those children. She did whatever she was trained to do.”

A photo of the blaze was captured by a Local 6 viewer, who said students were standing in the grass on the shoulder of I-4 as the bus burned.

All lanes of I-4 later reopened.