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    Thread: Wu Bin, Chinese Bus Driver, Praised For Saving Passengers In Freak Accident

    1. 06-03-2012 02:17 PM #1
      BEIJING -- Chinese are hailing a bus driver who maintained control of his vehicle and ensured passengers' safety despite being struck by a chunk of iron that smashed through his windscreen.

      Wu Bin ultimately died of his injuries from Tuesday's freak accident, but not before braking, shifting gears and telling passengers not to wander onto the highway. His hometown of Hangzhou in eastern China has praised him as a hero and a role model.

      Dramatic security camera footage broadcast Sunday on state television showed the object hitting Wu and his calm handling of the situation, despite being in obvious pain. Wu died Friday.

      China has a history of praising acts of selflessness and courage to inspire responsibility in an increasingly competitive and sometimes callous society.
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1566122.html





      RIP. What a hero. Makes me cringe every time I watch it..

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      06-03-2012 02:39 PM #2
      And not one passenger goes to check on the guy writhing in obvious pain, despite clear sighs that something has happened (glass nreaking, stopping on a highway, etc.)...

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      06-03-2012 02:43 PM #3
      Definitely a cool, focused driver. RIP.
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      06-03-2012 02:45 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      And not one passenger goes to check on the guy writhing in obvious pain, despite clear sighs that something has happened (glass nreaking, stopping on a highway, etc.)...
      Probably too furious that they wouldn't reach their destination in a timely manner.
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      06-03-2012 02:56 PM #5
      I was expecting this:

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      06-03-2012 05:48 PM #6
      Ok I'm going to go ahead and be a dick by saying why is he a hero? Cause he stopped the bus instead of being killed instantly? What else could he have done? I hate when acting like a normal person is hailed as being a hero. Sucks that he got killed by random flying road debris though. Anyone have a clue what it was?

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      06-03-2012 05:54 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Ok I'm going to go ahead and be a dick by saying why is he a hero? Cause he stopped the bus instead of being killed instantly? What else could he have done? I hate when acting like a normal person is hailed as being a hero. Sucks that he got killed by random flying road debris though. Anyone have a clue what it was?
      Any normal person is going to freak out when they get nailed by debris like that. Keeping calm enough to think and follow through with the steps to bring a vehicle to a safe stop is pretty damn heroic.
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      06-03-2012 06:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Any normal person is going to freak out when they get nailed by debris like that. Keeping calm enough to think and follow through with the steps to bring a vehicle to a safe stop is pretty damn heroic.
      I'm sure he was freaking out, but wouldn't your instinct be to stop, not really requiring thought? I'm glad he didn't just go unconscious and drive off the road. But if he was conscious, then what else could he do... just keep going and say oh its only a flesh wound?

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      06-03-2012 06:07 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      I'm sure he was freaking out, but wouldn't your instinct be to stop, not really requiring thought? I'm glad he didn't just go unconscious and drive off the road. But if he was conscious, then what else could he do... just keep going and say oh its only a flesh wound?
      The dude just got hammered, literally, with a blow heavy enough that it killed him. Most probably would have just given up right there.

      The dude did his job. I think that's good enough for me.

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      06-03-2012 06:07 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      I'm sure he was freaking out, but wouldn't your instinct be to stop, not really requiring thought? I'm glad he didn't just go unconscious and drive off the road. But if he was conscious, then what else could he do... just keep going and say oh its only a flesh wound?
      MY first instinct would be to stop, yeah. But then, I'm a trained bus driver and have been doing this for 5 years now. Looking at how people react to things that don't even hit them while they're out driving, though, swerving and not-braking seems to be much more the typical reaction.

      Besides, he downshifted and brought it to a controlled stop, rather than a "foot jammed on the brake while in gear" panic stop. Didn't bob and swerve around severely at all from what the video showed, kept it on the road and in control.

      I'm not saying that any of his actions were out of the ordinary, but the circumstances under which he did ordinary tasks make it extraordinary.

      If something smashed through my windscreen and lanced my guts on route, I'm not certain I'd have been that calm about stopping myself.
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      06-03-2012 06:13 PM #11
      Whatever that thing was it knocked the chi out of that dude.

    12. 06-03-2012 06:14 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Ok I'm going to go ahead and be a dick by saying why is he a hero? Cause he stopped the bus instead of being killed instantly? What else could he have done? I hate when acting like a normal person is hailed as being a hero. Sucks that he got killed by random flying road debris though. Anyone have a clue what it was?
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      06-03-2012 06:14 PM #13
      how come nobody helped him or even checked on him?
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    14. 06-03-2012 06:16 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      how come nobody helped him or even checked on him?
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    15. 06-03-2012 06:29 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      how come nobody helped him or even checked on him?
      People in China don't care about others?

      "China: Toddler Run Over Twice, Over A Dozen Passersby Ignore Her"

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n_1016187.html

      Not to stray, but my Grandma (82 years old) said that when she was growing up, no one cared out abortion, or other "life" issues. This in the deep south btw. Seems we have grown caring very recently.
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      06-03-2012 06:42 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Tell us about the time you saved 100 kids from a burning school house.
      Does it count if it was a dream? I like dreaming that I'm saving people from a plane crash that happened in my back yard. For reals I'd probably just watch though and upload it to youtube like the rest of the sheeple.

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      06-03-2012 06:43 PM #17
      Okay good point.

      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      MY first instinct would be to stop, yeah. But then, I'm a trained bus driver and have been doing this for 5 years now. Looking at how people react to things that don't even hit them while they're out driving, though, swerving and not-braking seems to be much more the typical reaction.

      Besides, he downshifted and brought it to a controlled stop, rather than a "foot jammed on the brake while in gear" panic stop. Didn't bob and swerve around severely at all from what the video showed, kept it on the road and in control.

      I'm not saying that any of his actions were out of the ordinary, but the circumstances under which he did ordinary tasks make it extraordinary.

      If something smashed through my windscreen and lanced my guts on route, I'm not certain I'd have been that calm about stopping myself.

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      06-03-2012 06:48 PM #18
      Yeah, he didn't single-handedly save 100 orphans from a burning building, but he still did the right thing, very well, despite his personal sacrifice. Stories like this serve to remind us all to be better humans
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      06-03-2012 07:44 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      And not one passenger goes to check on the guy writhing in obvious pain, despite clear sighs that something has happened (glass nreaking, stopping on a highway, etc.)...
      They knew they were being video recorded.
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    21. 06-03-2012 08:09 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      how come nobody helped him or even checked on him?

      Because it's inefficient. He's damaged beyond repair.
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      RIP I also was wondering why did no one check on him???
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    24. 06-03-2012 08:53 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      RIP I also was wondering why did no one check on him???
      I don't want to sound like d**k...but there's nothing passengers could have done to help him.
      His vital organs went through shock and were slowly shutting down.
      Unless there was donor, surgeon and operating room on the bus...he had no chance.

      In this video you can't even see any visible injuries...



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      06-03-2012 08:59 PM #25
      The dumb comments on here.....only in America.

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      06-03-2012 09:12 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Ok I'm going to go ahead and be a dick by saying why is he a hero? Cause he stopped the bus instead of being killed instantly? What else could he have done? I hate when acting like a normal person is hailed as being a hero. Sucks that he got killed by random flying road debris though. Anyone have a clue what it was?
      Yeah, you said it yourself......you're a dick.

    27. 06-03-2012 09:21 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Ok I'm going to go ahead and be a dick by saying why is he a hero? Cause he stopped the bus instead of being killed instantly? What else could he have done? I hate when acting like a normal person is hailed as being a hero. Sucks that he got killed by random flying road debris though. Anyone have a clue what it was?
      a hero is a person who responds and acts to a situation that selflessly puts others interest ahead of their own, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice

      similar to an armed services member to , while shot, protects the ppl around him/her

    28. 06-03-2012 11:50 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by MrRoboto View Post
      The dude just got hammered, literally, with a blow heavy enough that it killed him. Most probably would have just given up right there.

      The dude did his job. I think that's good enough for me.


      The caption in Chinese read "Driver slowed down gradually and pulled over to the side. He then pulled the handbrake and safely parked the vehicle."

      He did it for the sake of his passengers.

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      Props and RIP

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      06-04-2012 01:19 PM #30
      Ouch. That man endured a fatal blow before safely conducting a huge bus full of passengers to a secure location. He may not be an intentional hero but he should be remembered for doing a heck of a job in light of his critical situation.
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    31. 06-04-2012 01:24 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Ok I'm a dick
      At least you admit it.

    32. 06-04-2012 01:30 PM #32
      Not to defend the other guy, but hero does get thrown around a lot these days. Remember Jessica Lynch?

      With that said, in this case, the driver did more than the vast majority of people would have done in the same situation. To sum it up, he could've done less, but he didn't. Not sure if he's necessary a hero, but I respect him.
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    33. 06-05-2012 07:46 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by woofster View Post
      Ouch. That man endured a fatal blow before safely conducting a huge bus full of passengers to a secure location. He may not be an intentional hero but he should be remembered for doing a heck of a job in light of his critical situation.

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      06-05-2012 08:32 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Brett92 View Post
      Not to defend the other guy, but hero does get thrown around a lot these days. Remember Jessica Lynch?

      With that said, in this case, the driver did more than the vast majority of people would have done in the same situation. To sum it up, he could've done less, but he didn't. Not sure if he's necessary a hero, but I respect him.
      Certainly extraordinary, and his actions could be viewed as heroic. I think it's good that China is hailing people who think beyond themselves as heroes, personally.
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      06-05-2012 02:34 PM #35
      Really weird in that video where he gets up you can't see any blood or anything. Completely blunt trauma perhaps? Maybe internal bleeding did him in..

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