A Spring Break trip to the Bahamas could have been tragic were in not for the quick actions taken by Parkway North Band Director Mark Linn early Thursday.
KSDK is reporting that Linn, aboard a bus in Georgia along with more than 120 others to make the trip to Orlando to catch a cruise to the Bahamas, got behind the wheel when the driver appeared to be unconscious and slumped over the wheel.
"We hit pylons and traffic cones and barrels and skidded off a guard rail once," Linn told the station. "I grabbed the wheel and tried to get his foot off the accelerator then put my leg between his and hit the brake and guided it to a stop."
According to the trip's itinerary, the school band and orchestra were riding a USA Bus Tours bus and are still due to leave for the Bahamas Friday. The schedule calls for the trip to return to Parkway North early Tuesday morning.
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