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Norwich dad drives son to hospital in double decker bus

PUBLISHED: 09:00 31 December 2012

Riley Cork with dad Ross who came to the rescue in his  bus. Photograph Simon Parker

Riley Cork with dad Ross who came to the rescue in his bus. Photograph Simon Parker

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A frantic father today relived rushing his epileptic son to hospital in a double decker bus after the ambulance they telephoned was delayed.

He was in the centre of Norwich dropping off passengers when his wife called to tell him about their son... and within minutes the bus was diverted and being driven to his young son’s aid.

Bus driver Ross Cork, 27, said: “I drove that bus down some roads I didn’t think I would ever drive down, I still can’t believe I did it.

“I keep thinking how lucky it was that I was in the city centre when I got the call. I could have been anywhere in Norfolk, but it just so happened I was five minutes away.”

When he arrived home the paramedic told Mr Cork that the ambulance headed for them was held up and that he should drive them to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in his bus.

Mr Cork, who has been a bus driver for five years, put his son, Riley, two, on the back seat, took the paramedic and his wife aboard, and headed for A&E.

Find out what happened in today’s Norwich Evening News.

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