A fast move by a Cherriots bus driver prevents potential tragedy

Dan Parker, a Cherriots transit operator, maneuvered a bus to block traffic in Mission Street to protect a distraught person on Wednesday night. (Courtesy/Cherriots) 

A quick-acting Cherriots bus driver may have saved someone’s life. 

On Wednesday night a distraught person walked out into Mission Street and lay down on the busy street, according to Cherriots spokeswoman Patricia Feeny.

Dan Parker, a transit operator, saw the person lying in the street as he was driving Route 7 and maneuvered the bus, blocking two lanes of traffic and preventing the person from being run over. 

The unidentified person was later assisted by police and moved away from the scene. 

Parker declined an interview. 

-Jake Thomas