Sealy ISD Bus Driver Loses Consciousness, Students Able To Control Bus
A tragic event happened for the Sealy ISD as one of their drivers suddenly collapsed while driving his bus with students in it. Nobody was injured but, the driver did not survive the episode. Superintendent Sheryl Moore released the following memo to the community about the event:
“Sealy ISD is grieving the loss of one of our bus drivers, Gerald Gardner. Mr. Gardner had just picked up his Sealy Junior High riders and was exiting the school drive onto Hwy 90 when he suddenly became unconscious. The quick actions taken by three of our students, one from SJH and three from Sealy High School, allowed the bus to be safely parked and evacuated. Three Good Samaritans immediately arrived, carried Mr. Gardner off the bus, and very quickly began CPR. Within a minute of CPR being started, the Sealy Fire Department was on scene and three minutes after that, an ambulance was on scene. The heroic efforts of these First Responders were unfortunately not enough.
We are extremely grateful to the years of service Mr. Gardner gave to Sealy ISD and to our students. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the Gardner family at this time. We are also fortunate that no students were injured. Our students are to be commended for their quick thinking and remaining calm during the evacuation. In additions, Sealy ISD is very appreciative of the efforts made by the First Responders and citizens.”
Below is the memo from Superintendent Moore: