Bus driver panics after near miss with toddler

By Sandra Conchie

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A school bus driver who narrowly avoided hitting a toddler was treated by St John paramedics after suffering chest pains and a panic attack.

Police said the bus driver narrowly avoided hitting a 3-year-old girl who was standing on the road near the intersection of Bellevue and Windsor Rds about 2.20pm.

The bus driver took evasive action and suffered a panic attack. He felt unable to continue driving the bus and another driver was called in.

Police said the driver's quick actions had avoided a tragedy.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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