In September 2016, Renita Smith was on her last route of the day, driving children home from school. This Maryland based bus driver says that it was just another regular day on the job, until she made it to her third stop. Reita says that her brake light began blinking. Soon after, her kids tell her they noticed a smoke smell on the bus, which then became engulfed in flames.
This is when Renita began to evacuate all of her kids from the burning bus. A mother herself, Renita’s maternal and problem solving instincts kicked in and she began to get the children to safety.