(NBC) – A Methuen, Massachusetts mother made a great save when she jumped in to stop a school bus that was rolling down a hill outside of her son's elementary school on Wednesday.
Lorie Aliano was late dropping her son off at the Marsh Grammar School and noticed the vehicle starting to roll.
"I was just worried about the kids, maybe because I'm a mother, but I was Superwoman after that...I said, 'There's nobody on the bus'. I just ran and jumped on and had to get control of the bus before somebody got hurt," said Aliano.
She then got into the driver's seat.
"I just looked, and said, 'There's a brake,' and I just pressed both my feet. It was hard, almost like I was standing up. I said, 'It needs to stop,'" she said.
The driver had left the bus in order to go into the school and ask where to park before a class field trip.
No children were on the vehicle at the time.
Trombly School Bus company said unlike with cars, school buses don't shift into park. Drivers have to use the emergency brake, and in this case, the bus operator apparently forgot.
The school is thankful no one was hurt and that Aliano prevented a possible accident.
The bus company says the driver has a clean record but was fired after this incident.