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Bus Driver Saves 10 From Blazing Home, Finishes Route

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A bus driver is being described as a "guardian angel" after helping to save 10 people who were sleeping inside a burning home.

Richard Lucas was driving a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus in South Buffalo around 6:30 a.m. Monday when he noticed smoke coming from the back of a house.

"I decided it didn't look right so I stopped," Lucas told NBC station WGRZ. "I ran up to the house and I beat on the front door."

The noise awoke the 10 people sleeping inside the two-family home.

Juan Huertas said his wife and three children could have died had Lucas not intervened.

"I woke up to a guy screaming in the house," Huertas told the TV station. "I had no idea who it was, and then I heard my wife screaming 'get out of the house.'"

Emily Hunter, who lived upstairs in the home, described Lucas as her "guardian angel."

Neither family got a chance to thank him.

Lucas finished his bus route, saying "people have got to go to work."

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Stories like these are to few, this man is a true hero, how many would have simply just drove by the house? how many did before this man intervened? not only that but he didn't even wait to be thanked, he just went back to work like it was nothing worth being thanked for.

A true hero indeed, we need more people like this.




posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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Nothing really needs to be added or said. It's a welcome change to see stories like this, especially these days.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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And there in lies the secret to saving the world.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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Why cant there be more people like this? And why dont they cover stories like this on the news? People would rather talk about lindsay lohan in jail or the palin family, BULL that doesnt matter in our lives. I hate mainstream news...I really do.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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I love hearing about real heroes.

I think ATS should have a permanent thread entitled Real Heroes where stories like this can be added. There is so much doom and gloom. It would be nice to know that there's a feel-good thread waiting to be read.



Added because it really bothers me: It makes me sick when professional athletes making millions of dollars a year are referred to as heroes.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Chuck Norris goes by the name Richard Lucas now. Interesting...




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