Topsham bus driver has medical emergency, students help stop bus

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School bus driver dies after suffering medical emergency while driving route

A Topsham school bus driver who suffered a medical emergency Monday morning has died, according to MSAD 75 Interim Superintendent Robert Lucy.Students onboard the school bus helped bring it to a stop, police said.The bus came to a stop off the road on Route 201 in Topsham near the Cathance River at around 7:30 amAfter helping the bus come to a stop, students on board the bus called 911, according to Topsham Police Chief Marc Hagan. A passerby also stopped to help put the bus in park, Hagan said.Two police officers who arrived at the scene began CPR on the driver, who was eventually taken to a local hospital.The driver, 77, was then airlifted to Maine Medical Center . He died later Monday afternoon.No other injuries were reported.

A Topsham school bus driver who suffered a medical emergency Monday morning has died, according to MSAD 75 Interim Superintendent Robert Lucy.

Students onboard the school bus helped bring it to a stop, police said.

The bus came to a stop off the road on Route 201 in Topsham near the Cathance River at around 7:30 am

After helping the bus come to a stop, students on board the bus called 911, according to Topsham Police Chief Marc Hagan. A passerby also stopped to help put the bus in park, Hagan said.

Two police officers who arrived at the scene began CPR on the driver, who was eventually taken to a local hospital.

The driver, 77, was then airlifted to Maine Medical Center. He died later Monday afternoon.

No other injuries were reported.

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