According to news sources, a Pastor with a commercial driver’s license steered a Megabus to safety after the driver was reportedly incoherent and weaving in and out of traffic on a Pennsylvania highway.
Megabus officials confirmed that this incident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on August 27, 2012 near the Bedford exit as the Megabus was westbound from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Initial reports indicate that the Pastor of City Reach Church, Pittsburgh’s North Side, noticed that the driver was incoherent and he grabbed the wheel after other passengers also noticed the bus was weaving.
News sources report that the bus driver told the Pastor that she needed to change her eyeglasses and indicated that she had forgotten to take her blood pressure medication. A passenger identified as Stefon Braxton stated that the Pastor “jumped on her (driver’s) lap and started steering the bus, and the other passengers, they pulled her out.”