Donald Trump Rewards $10,000 to ‘Hero Bus Driver’, Who Gained Worldwide Fame After Rescuing a “Suicidal” Woman on a Bridge
A bus driver who stopped to help a woman who looked like she was about to jump off a bridge, was honored by the billionaire Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump was so impressed by Darnell Barton’s actions in New York he gave him a $10,000 (£ 6,200) gift.
Mr. Trump said, “I thought it was so lovely to see. I think he is a wonderful guy with an awesome heart, and I said man should be rewarded. “Frankly, I am very honored for helping him out. Mr Barton, 37, gained world-wide fame after on-board CCTV footage shows him stopping on the overpass of the freeway on 18 October.
The footage shows Mr Barton approaching a woman who stood up on the wrong side of the bridge watchtower. The woman, believed to have been a student in her 20 ‘s, looked at Mr Barton before looking down the road under the bridge. ” It actually really did have her “said the bus driver. A woman prison officer stopped her car behind and came to help the woman while a police patrol and an ambulance were sent to the scene. Mr. Barton then returned to the bus where he had a standing ovation from the passengers.