Bus Driver Loses Legs In Freak Accident

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FLAT ROCK, Mich. –  A bus driver from the east side of the state has been forced to undergo the amputation of both of her legs after a freak accident at the local bus depot.

It happened last week when Lesley Daniels, 44, was finishing up her afternoon shift. Daniels was outside helping guide another bus to its charging station, when for some reason, the vehicle jumped the curb and pinned Lesley against a fence, crushing her legs.

“She kept asking am I going to die,” said Lesley’s sister, Shawna Goforth. “Somebody else there was a paramedic and helped her from under the bus and then to the hospital.”

“It was her life or the legs, and my sister’s words on the table were, ‘Do what you have to do to save my life for my kids.'”

Both legs were amputated above the knee. She remained in the hospital Wednesday night, undergoing intense therapy. Despite everything that’s happened, her family said the mother of three is staying positive.

“She’s strong strong willed,” said Goforth, who said Daniels’ goal was to walk again using prosthetics.

If you’d like to help the family, you can donate to any Monroe Bank and Trust under the Lesley Daniels Fundraisers. Donations can also be made online here.

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6 comments

  • Truth

    Ms Daniels, This is sad! But you sound like you have Moxie!
    I wish nothing but good things for you- And may God and his angels keep a watch over you and your family sending immediate love and healing your way-Godspeed!

  • Ala

    Leslie, you and your family are on my prayer list. I hope this is one worker's compensation claim that does not get disputed!

  • kim k

    these reporters need to get their facts straight, she is not married, has 2 children, but one living at home. I don't know if they are trying to get more sympathy, or if the reporters got it wrong, but those who are going to donate need to know all the facts. i went to high school with this woman, she is hopefully going to be a better person through all of this.

  • Zack

    MS. Daniels! I'm so so so so sorry. You use to drive my bus back in middle school and highschool. I hope the best for you, and the best for you future. I will deffinately be donating some money to assist you in this time of need. You are a truly amazing woman, and we're so grateful ( The Community and I) that you are still alive! Best of wishes, and so much love.