Dr. Oz films high schoolers running from bus fire on highway
Dr. Oz jumped into action during a heart-stopping moment on the Jersey Turnpike — to shoot footage of a group of Baltimore high schoolers fleeing their burning bus after a jaunt to the Big Apple.
The TV doctor posted a video to his Facebook Sunday showing the students running away from the blazing bus as its back wheel became engulfed in flames and a giant cloud of black smoke rose above it.
“Earlier today I happened upon this bus fire on the New Jersey Turnpike,” Oz posted. “I’m just so thankful everyone made it out safe and sound.”
The students had been on their way home after seeing the musical “Wicked” on Broadway, he added.
“Luckily no one was hurt, and the students were able to save their instruments — some even braving the danger to protect these prized possessions,” Oz said.
New Jersey State Police confirmed that the fire started in the wheel of the bus Sunday morning and that all passengers got off safely.
The 175 students aboard three buses were from the visual and performing arts program at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md., PTSA president Rosanna Weaver told New Jersey 101.5.
She confirmed the kids had been returning from their annual trip to New York City and said that, unfortunately, some of their personal items, including laptops and musical instruments had been lost in the blaze.
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