Bus Driver Saves Girl from Third Story Fall

    July 17, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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New York City Bus Driver Stephen St. Bernard was on his way home from work when he noticed a little girl standing on an air conditioning unit protruding from the third story window of an apartment building. The girl, who has been classified as special needs, had somehow managed to crawl out onto the unit, much to the dismay of those lurking below. St. Bernard, who has said that he isn’t a hero for saving the child’s life, positioned himself beneath her in case she fell.

“I just prayed that I’d catch her,” Stephen said of the incident on Monday. “Please let me catch her, please let me catch her.’ That’s all I could say.”

As she was about to jump from the unit, St. Bernard prepared himself for her eventual descent towards the ground. As you can see from the video embedded below, Stephen caught the girl before she connected with the pavement. The jumper was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. For his troubles, St. Bernard enjoyed a torn tendon in his shoulder. If the parents don’t step forward and pay for this guy’s medical bills, then shame on both of them.

Currently, no charges have been filed against her mom and dad.

  • kd

    Couldn’t tell if he caught her. At least he tried. Good man.

    • Cindy

      He caught her she has minor injuries He has a torn tendon in his shoulder I agree where was her care giver??

  • Judy

    Ok the girl was special needs, who was watching her. Getting outside an apartment building on top of the AC was no easy feat. Who was in that apartment with her? Shame on them, and God Bless Mr. St. Bernard. I am a mother and when you live above the first floor with a child you must be forever vigilant.

  • BostonMom

    Perhaps her mom or dad, or whoever was watching her, went to the bathroom? Unfortunately we all have to do that once in a while. No charges have been filed so I’m guessing the police have already done their homework. Special needs kids are able to do things that surprise us all – they can climb, unlock, break things, do whatever they can think of to do what they want once they have an idea in their head. All kids are differently abled, regardless of any disability or not. Hasn’t your child surprised you once or twice doing something you never thought they could/would do?