1 Updates
Former Stanford Cornerback Frank Primus Stops Runaway Bus
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Former Stanford Cornerback Frank Primus Stops Runaway Bus

Jun 23 2013, 8:58pm CDT | by

Former Stanford cornerback Frank Primus stopped a runaway bus in San Francisco, saving dozens of lives.

Former Stanford cornerback Frank Primus stopped a runaway bus in San Francisco, saving dozens of lives in the process.  Oakland's KTVU reports Primus came to the rescue after a car clipped the bus...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Former Stanford Cornerback Frank Primus Stops Runaway Bus

Jun 23 2013, 8:58pm CDT | by

Former Stanford cornerback Frank Primus stopped a runaway bus in San Francisco, saving dozens of lives.

Former Stanford cornerback Frank Primus stopped a runaway bus in San Francisco, saving dozens of lives in the process. 

Oakland's KTVU reports Primus came to the rescue after a car clipped the bus near the city's Panhandle on Thursday evening. He was a passenger on a 43-Masonic bus that officials said hit a black Volkswagen Jetta making an illegal turn near Fell Street and Masonic Avenue at around 6:20 p.m. 

Primus was heading to his home in Mill Valley and was at the beginning of his commute across the Golden Gate Bridge when the crash happened. He remembers rushing to the driver's seat and stopping the bus because the operator apparently was fazed by the collision. 

After the car clipped the bus, there was a big impact that jolted the bus and sent the passengers bouncing around inside. The car got stuck in the bus' bike rack as the bus kept moving forward. Primus rushed to the front of the bus when he realized the bus was heading into the park and had already jumped the curb. Nearby pedestrians were forced to jump out of the way to avoid being run over. 

The former Stanford Cardinal described the ordeal.

"People were falling on the ground, glass was shattering, we were running into trees."

Primus also added he thought the driver had suffered a heart attack or stroke. 

Asked about his heroics, Primus said either the oncoming traffic or somebody else was going to stop them from moving. Either way, he knew he had to do something. 

"Either the oncoming traffic was going to stop us or somebody was. At the time you don't think about it, you just do it, and I'm glad I did something."

Yahoo! Sports' Christopher Wilson says the bus driver was the only person injured. The driver of the Jetta that was crashed into climbed out unharmed but he could be cited by authorities for illegally turning in front of the bus. 

Wilson adds Primus, during the Pac-10 championship run during his senior year, had 58 tackles, 5 sacks, 10 passes defended and one interception. He started playing football in middle school after pressure from his older brothers. 

Primus is currently a resident surgeon at U.C. San Francisco. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death (Roundup)
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
 
 
Levante sack coach Mendilibar
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Jose Luis Mendilibar became the second coach of the season to be sacked in La Liga when he was shown the door by Levante.
 
 
Pistorius's 5-year jail satisfies slain girlfriend's kin
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail for the death of their daughter.
 
 
Kiplagat determined to win New York Marathon
Nairobi, Oct 21 (IANS) World Marathon Champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya is determined to win the New York City Marathon Nov 2, the final event of 2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM).
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Keira Knightley was 'a goody two-shoes'
Keira Knightley was ''a goody two-shoes'' when she was younger. The 29-year-old actress claims she was a ''boring'' well-behaved child and never skipped school because she didn't want to upset her parents or teachers....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kat Dennings is in love with Kim Kardashian
Kat Dennings thinks Kim Kardashian's butt is ''amazing.'' The '2 Broke Girls' actress was ''very nervous'' when the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star filmed a cameo for the show's 80th episode and was too shy to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Taylor Swift doesn't 'need some guy' for inspiration
Taylor Swift is ''figuring out how to cope'' with life on her own. The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker hopes her upcoming album, '1989,' will prove she doesn't ''need some guy'' to help her ''make a great record'' or to feel...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sarah Hyland is 'great'
Sarah Hyland says she is ''great'' after obtaining a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. The 'Modern Family' star is happy to be focusing on her career again after a judge recently granted her a three-year...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
India re-elected to UNHRC for two years
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India was Tuesday re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2015-2017 in a keenly contested election in the UN General Assembly in New York. Other...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spanish nurse cured of Ebola
Madrid, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Spanish nursing auxiliary Teresa Romero was pronounced cured of the Ebola virus disease according to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines after the results of a second test confirmed...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Gurdwara closed in Belgium
Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) The mayor of the town of Vilvoorde in Belgium, Hans Bonte, has ordered the closure of the local gurdwara, Guru Nanak Sahib, for one month. Belgian media Tuesday charged that the Sikh temple "...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Air strikes kill 28 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 28 militants were killed when the Pakistani army launched an air strike in the country's northwest tribal town of Datta Khel Tuesday, military said. In a statement, Inter Services...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Report reveals large-scale torture in China's 'Black Jails'
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The use of hotels and factories as clandestine prisons where thousands of people -- mostly women -- are tortured to prevent their complaints against the government from coming to light has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Clinical trials of Ebola vaccine start Nov 1 in Switzerland
Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Tuesday that it will begin clinical trials Nov 1 in Switzerland of one of the two anti-Ebola vaccines currently under development. WHO Assistant...
Read more on Business Balla