GRANITE FALLS (KMHL) – The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department released the dash cam video of a dramatic rescue on a school bus earlier this week.
Authorities say the of a Renville County West school bus had struck several vehicles along Highway 212 in Granite Falls and did not stop. Authorities say the driver, Brian Fuller, 70, of Renville, was experiencing a medical emergency.
Deputies and a passerby, Greg Meyer (a Granite Falls fireman) were able to get the bus stopped. Yellow Medicine County posted the video to their Facebook page.
DeBlieck video.Press ReleaseGranite Falls, MN- This press release will serve as an update to the incident on 7/17/19 regarding the school bus accident and related stop of the school bus.On 7/17/19 the YMC Sheriff’s office received several 911 calls about a school bus that had crashed into vehicles in Granite Falls and was traveling on Highway 212 west on the wrong side of the road. Deputies were able to catch up to the bus about 2 miles west of Granite Falls. The vehicle was traveling in the wrong lane at about 40 miles per hour. Deputy Sheriff Eric Diekmann was able to pass the bus and provide emergency lighting in front of the bus. Chief Deputy Wayne DeBlieck followed the bus and provided information to the 911 dispatcher and other responding vehicles. The bus appeared to the deputies to not have any passengers in it and the driver appeared to the deputies to be suffering from some sort of medical situation. The quick actions of Deputy Diekmann by providing lighting and siren to oncoming traffic no doubt saved motorists traveling towards the bus and the driver from possible injury or death. Deputy Diekmann was able to get close enough with the rear of his squad car to bump the bus and using his brakes slow it down. Once the vehicle was almost stopped, Greg Meyer (a Granite Falls Fireman) got out of his personal vehicle and opened the door to the bus and was able to stop the bus and put it in park. Greg Meyer had witnessed the accident in Granite Falls and was also in front of the bus with his flashers on attempting to warn on coming motorists. His selfless actions made this very dangerous situation come to an end with nobody getting injured. The school bus is owned by Renville County West School and was operated by Brian Fuller (70) from Renville, MN. He was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital by the Granite Falls Ambulance. His condition is unknown. Dash cam video of the incident is available on the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Facebook page.
Posted by Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 18, 2019