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Kern County 9-year-old helps bus driver after medical emergency

Posted at 2:13 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 21:11:54-05

UPDATE (Nov. 14, 3:17 p.m.): The 9-year-old California City girl who is being called a hero after saving her bus driver is Addison Hutchinson.

Hutchinson is Little Miss Antelope Valley 2017.


A California City 9-year-old is being called a hero after she called 911 when her bus driver suddenly became ill and slumped over the wheel.

The bus was making its final stop on its route and had only a few students inside when the Mojave Unified School student noticed something was wrong.

The 4th grader ran home from the bus and called emergency personnel on a cell phone. She then ran back to the bus and stayed with the bus driver until they were located.

The driver was taken to a local hospital for a non life-threatening illness.