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Moment heroic 14yo girl saves school bus

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The student was able to brake and veer the bus away from the petrol station. Picture: ABC

Shocking CCTV footage has revealed the moment a young girl saved her classmates by taking control of a runaway school bus.

Izzy Miller, 14, was forced to take the wheel of the massive vehicle on Wednesday, November 22 after it began to roll towards a busy petrol station in Casino, NSW.

The bus, which had been parked on the corner of Frederick St and Queensland Rd, had 20 students on-board at the time.

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The school bus had been parked on the corner of Frederick St and Queensland Rd. Picture: ABC
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It began rolling towards a petrol station across the road where a man was pumping gas. Picture: ABC

Speaking to the ABC, which obtained the security camera footage, Izzy said she leapt into action after she realised the bus was moving with no one in the driver’s seat.

“I looked over to talk to my friend, turned back over for like two seconds, and the bus started moving,” she said.

“And there was no one at the steering wheel.

“It was heading near the petrol tank and no one was doing anything, so I jumped up, got into action and steered it away.”

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The student was able to brake and veer the bus away from the petrol station. Picture: ABC
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The petrol station’s owner said it ‘would have blown’ had the bus hit it. Picture: Google Maps

The year 9 student tested the pedals until she found the brake and veered the bus away from the petrol station.

The mini mart’s owner, Erin Witton, told the ABC that the quick-thinking 14-year-old prevented a possible disaster.

“I had a guy pumping gas at the time,” she said.

“If that bus had hit the bowser, worse case it would have blown.”

A police investigation into the incident has begun.