Video: Hero bus driver saves woman from suicide

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A video of a bus driver in New York saving a woman from jumping off of a bridge has been posted on YouTube.

Darnell Barton was driving passengers along the Scajaquada Expressway on Friday when he noticed a woman standing on the bridge.

He stopped on the middle of the bridge, opened his door and asked the woman: "Ma'am, are you okay?"

Speaking to WIVB, Barton said: "It didn't seem real because what was going on around, traffic and pedestrians were going by as normal."

He got off of his bus and approached the woman.

"She was distraught, she was distant, she was really disconnected. I grabbed her arm and put my arm around her and said 'Do you want to come on this side of the guardrail', and that was actually the first time she spoke to me she said yes."

Barton helped her climb back onto the road and waited with her until police arrived.

Passengers clapped and he was hailed a hero for leading the woman to safety.

He said: "I feel like I did what I was supposed to do at the time."

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