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Heroic Teacher Driving Pupils Home Stopped Car Before She Died At The Wheel

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

Heroic teacher driving pupils home stopped car before she died at the wheel

A teacher's 'motherly instincts' saved the lives of her four pupil passengers after she pulled her car over at the side of the road moments before she collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage.

Donna George, 48, from Shepley, West Yorkshire, suddenly became ill as she drove four pupils home after taking them for a meal as a treat.

She pulled over her car in Lepton, near Huddersfield, and then collapsed at the side of the road.

She was rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but doctors were unable to save the mother-of-two.

Her husband Ken said: "Donna's motherly instincts must have taken over and she managed to steer into the kerb.

"The dancers had been really helping her so she decided to take them out for a meal as a treat.

"The girls were brilliant. While a 17-year-old gave Donna CPR, a 14-year-old stopped traffic and they called 999. They kept going until paramedics arrived."

Donna had been out for a meal with 10 of her pupils at Orlando's restaurant in the village of Grange Moor on Wednesday night. She became ill while travelling home at around 10pm.

Husband Ken added: "I knew Donna was so special, but now I realise that everyone else thought the same. She helped to shape so many lives in such a positive way.

"She was a very caring person who lived life to the full and she wanted everyone to reach their full potential.

"She was very good at guiding people and had a sixth sense of what to say to get the best out of people."

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