A quick-acting Cherriots bus driver may have saved someone’s life. According to the Salem Reporter, a distraught person walked out into Mission Street Wednesday and laid down on the busy street, according to Cherriots spokeswoman Patricia Feeney.
Dan Parker, a transit operator, saw the person lying in the street as he was driving Route 7 and maneuvered the bus, blocking two lanes of traffic and preventing the person from being run over.
The unidentified person was later assisted by police and moved away from the scene.
Parker declined an interview.