KALAMAZOO (WKZO) Two Metro Transit bus drivers are being lauded by the city and the department for giving a rider the life-saving CPR that kept her alive until para-medics arrived. They say that 60-year-old Joyce Gregory suffered a heart attack after she boarded the route 3 bus at the station downtown on December 14th.
. Bus Driver Debby Kerr had stepped off the bus when she heard yelling inside, radioed for an ambulance and summoned another driver, Donna Wright who she knew had CPR training and was just pulling up on bus 14.
By this time Gregory had no pulse and her eyes had rolled back. They continued CPR until Paramedics arrived and took over.
They thought she probably didn’t make it and were sad for the family, losing someone just before the holidays. They only found out days later that Gregory was scheduled for triple-bypass surgery and had survived.
Gregory’s family plans to treat them to dinner.