As reported by Mary Keck in The Herald-Times of Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 11-year-old Logan Combs, who attends Grandview Elementary School, is being called a hero because of something he did during the ride home from school on December 10. As bus No. 186 turned left from State Road 45, Logan (shown below with his younger brother) saw the driver slump in his seat. Logan went to the driver and pushed the brake pedal until the bus stopped. "I know the big one's go and the little one's stop," he explained about the pedals. Then he saw a semi truck in the rear view mirror. It was speeding and its breaks were screeching but Logan knew it could not stop before hitting the bus, so he pushed the "big" pedal and moved the bus forward just enough to avoid a crash. Then the bus driver regained consciousness and took control.
Photo by Jeremy Hogan / Herald-Times
Logan has trouble thinking of himself as a hero. "That was just one of those things that there's not a lot of time to be scared," he said.