WATCH: NYC Bus Driver Steven St. Bernard Saves An Autistic Child Falling 3-Stories

Posted Jul 17, 2012

Steven St. Bernard is a New York City bus driver that is considered a hero after catching a 7-year-old autistic girl that fell from a third-floor windows in Brooklyn. Saleema McCree said that her daughter Keyla was supposed to be asleep in her bedroom at the time that the incident happened. Keyla ended up climbing on to the family’s newly-installed air conditioner unit and fell. Witnesses said that she was dancing on top of the AC before falling. That is when St. Bernard caught her.

“I heard somebody banging on the door, stating that my daughter was outside on the air conditioner, but I had no idea what was going on because I had my son,” said McCree.

“Basically she was dancing and I just – I was just praying that I would get there and that if she [fell] that I would catch her,” said St. Bernard in an interview with WCBS. “She was shocked, because she moaned a little bit.”

Keyla was transferred to the Coney Island Hospital, but did not suffer any major injuries. St. Bernard suffered from a torn tendon on his hand.

Police talked to the girl’s parents, but no charges would be filed in the incident.