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Female school bus driver dies while saving young girl from runaway bus

By Mason White 2:21 PM September 21, 2014
The school bus 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A school bus driver is being called a hero after she saved a young girl before she was dragged to her death.

The 51-year-old woman of Ohio, was performing an evacuation drill with students when a vehicle began rolling down a hill. The driver pushed the child out of danger before she was dragged to her death.

Laura Zborowski drove children ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade to and from Middlebury Academy in Akron.

About 8:00 a.m., Zborowski held an exercise with the children to practice evacuating a bus in case of an emergency.

At first, they went out from the bus’ front door and then they practiced leaving from the back of the vehicle. About 40 students participated in the drill.

When the last child, a 10-year-old girl, got off the bus, it began to roll backwards. Zborowski was able to push the girl out of the way to safety, but was unable to save herself.

She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead two hours later. She left behind a 12-year-old son. May she rest in peace.

An internal investigation will be conducted to see if the brakes failed or if the bus was improperly parked and secured.

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