Teens hailed as heroes after stopping runaway school bus

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When their bus driver had a medical emergency, these teens stepped in to help (KTRK)

Three students are being hailed as heroes after they helped their substitute bus driver who had a medical emergency on the road in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Kala Wright, Angelo Mel-Tos and Gavin Costello were on the school bus heading to the Somerset County Vocational and Technical School when their driver lost control due to a health issue.

The bus missed the exit to the school and one of the students noticed. A student ran to the driver to check on him.

To stop the runaway bus, the three students moved into action. One pushed the vehicle into the park and a student opened the bus door.

Amid the chaos, one of the students accidentally dialed her mom. "I was terrified," the mother told station WCBS.

Another mother said she's proud of the teens' actions. Janet Costello said, "I am proud of all of them I think it's a great story ...who all did the right thing and were at the right place at the right time."

The bus driver's condition is unknown at this time because the school is closed.

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