Surveillance Video Shows NFTA Bus Driver Saving A Life

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM EDT

A Buffalo NFTA bus driver is getting lots of national attention after the ordinary guy did something extraordinary on October 18th.

During his usual route that included picking up students at McKinley High School, he spotted something unusual on the side of the road. A woman on the wrong side of the guardrail. She was on an overpass looking at the traffic below, apparently contemplating what surely would have been a fatal fall.

But it never happened thanks to Darnell Barton. The bus driver prompted by the students on board stopped and called out to the girl, asking her if she needed any help. He says she looked but never responded.

That's when he decided to take matters into his own hands. He left the bus and grabbed the girl and helped her to safety.

Just reading about this story is amazing enough, but you can watch it all going down on surveillance video from the bus. Just click on the story to see it.