Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tribute to a fallen Bus Driver

On Friday, some shocking news rippled its way through the bus shop. Early in the morning, one of our fellow colleagues, Mr. P, was gripped by stabbing chest pain. Best anyone can gather at this point, he was on his morning route and the symptoms came on suddenly. He had enough wits about him to stop and secure the bus and radio for help from the bus shop requesting someone come out and finish his route so he could seek medical attention.

Mr. P’s wife called the ambulance shortly and they raced him to the hospital. When they got there, his health declined quickly and they made the decision to airlift him to a larger hospital by helicopter. He suffered a massive heart attack in the helicopter on the way to the larger hospital and passed away en-route.

Mr. P was a kindhearted man who always put others before himself. He was a husband, father, and grandfather. He supported his family through the pay he earned as a bus driver. He never had a bad word to say about anyone else. He was a truly humble man who did the best he could in life. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Please keep his family in prayer.

Rest in peace Mr. P. You will be missed!

The Bus Driver

4 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh, how sad and tragic. I will surely keep his family in my prayers.

Pissed Off said...

I'm so sorry for the loss you and everyone else is experiencing.

He sounds like a man who truly left his mark on the world.

Story of our Life said...

THis is so tragic.

Recently, (last week) we had the same thing happen to one of drivers. He had complained of chest pain for a few days, younger man (in his 40's), went to the dr. All reports showed a strong, healthy heart. Thought it was heart burn. The next day, comes into to work and collapses as he was getting into his bus. He was a paratransit operator. Thankfully, he wasn't in his bus and was in the garage. For his sake - it wasn't to late. We are just a few blocks away from the ems station and 10 min. to major hospital - top 3 University in the nation. He is expected to make full recovery.

Regardless, it rocks you to your core. Makes you appreciate how very important "EVERY" single day we have on this earth should not be taken for granite.

Hang in there,

Fellow Bus Comrad,
Gala

Scott said...

Bus Driver, I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, email me, day or night-redsox1192@aol.com. Again, if you need anything, email me. God Bless