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Quick action by bus driver saves schoolgirl


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Not all heroes wear capes. However, some people may say bus driver Dale Hall has an “S” on his chest.

Hall, who has been a bus driver for the last 12 years, sprang into action on the morning of April 30 when a student of The Lodge School fell ill on the bus.

What followed has led to his being described as Barbados’ latest good Samaritan.

Hall recalled that after leaving Oistins and on approaching the Gall Hill Medical Clinic in Christ Church, a female passenger alerted him that a schoolgirl looked as though she was not breathing.

“When I went to Oistins Depot, the supervisor David Yarde told me he wanted me to change the route to accommodate some passengers who were stranded from morning. His decision of changing the route helped to get her a quicker response at a medical institution,” Hall told THE NATION.

“I quickly pulled the bus on the shoulder and asked if anybody had an inhaler. Some of the children said no. Her eyes looked strange, so I tell myself move quick. I saw the doctor’s office in my vision and told her jump on my back. I ran across the road, pull the office door real quick and say, ‘somebody come and help the li’l girl’. I put her on the bed and the doctor came out the same time and set up the nebuliser,” he recalled. (RA)

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