Trucker rescued soccer team from fire on school bus
Sometimes the wrong turn is a stroke of luck. A similar incredible story happened to a trucker from Texas.
On September 24, trucker Alvin Edwards was driving down Highway 75 in Kentucky when he noticed a school bus on fire in front of him.
Edwards was able to get the attention of one of the team’s coaches, who demanded the driver to stop the bus. It turned out that one of the bus`s wheels flamed up.
The trucker stopped, took a fire extinguisher and ran to the bus. His efforts weren`t successful, so he yelled at the passengers to urgently leave the bus and move to the safe area on the interstate.
The team owes its rescue to Edwards` GPS-navigator that took him “in the wrong direction.”
As the father of a high school soccer player, he said he had no choice but to stop and lend a hand.
Edwards received the key to the city and was named The Colonel of Kentucky, the state governor’s highest honor.
In an interview, Edwards said: “I don’t feel like a hero, I’m a man, and that’s what I have to do as a man. Make sure these kids are safe.”