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Passengers Panic As Greyhound Bus Driver Falls Asleep

March 23, 2018 - 5:31 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A bus-load of Greyhound passengers are lucky to be alive after their driver kept falling asleep at the wheel during a Phoenix-to-Dallas run.

According to video obtained from KTVT, passengers panic level quickly escalated from concerned to fearful to furious as their driver keep nodding off while the bus hurtled down the highway.

Ultimately, the passengers united and pulled the driver from behind the wheel before summoning help fron a border patrol agent who escorted the bus to a safe location.

Greyhound brought in a fresh driver to finish the leg into Dallas.

Some in the industry say there's a chronic shortage of drivers, tempting some operators to keep going without their full, federally-mandated rest periods.