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Buffalo bus driver coaxes suicidal woman off bridge

A New York bus driver stopped mid-route to coax a distraught woman off the ledge of a bridge, and his heroics were caught on camera.

Darnell Barton, of Buffalo, was driving some students from McKinley High School home Oct. 18 when he spotted a woman sitting on the ledge over the Scajaquada Expressway, looking like she was ready to jump, according to local reports.

The 37-year-old pulled over and asked if she was OK.

"I didn't think it was real with everything else going on around her," Barton told The Buffalo News. "Traffic was proceeding as normal and a couple of pedestrians walked right by her and a bicyclist rode by."

When she didn't answer, Barton parked the bus and got out.

Read more: This is a link to www.nydailynews.com/news/national/buffalo-bus-driver-coaxes-suicidal-woman-bridge-article-1.1501092#ixzz2kX9R9YcY

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