- Ashley Europa, the young who drove a Golden Arrow Bus with passengers to safety, has been offered a reward
- Ashley Europa can barely drive but he has now been offered the opportunity to learn how to drive a bus
- Golden Arrow Bus Services said they will train him and help him get both his learner's and driver's licences
The young man who had taken over the driving of a bus after a robbery has received a gift in return for his heroic act. Ashley Europa drove a Golden Arrow bus until an inspector had seen him driving the vehicle and helped.
Golden Arrow Bus Services announced that they would now be offering Ashley an opportunity to learn how to drive a bus as well as helping him get his learner's and driver's licences. Spokesperson for Golden Arrow, Bronwyne Dyke-Beyer said that they had made contact with Ashley.
Golden Arrow Bus Services have offered him the above with the assistance of their Training and Assessment Centre.
According to Daily Voice, reported that Ashley can barely drive a car, but somehow managed to drive the bus at night. IOL reported that the 24-year-old said residents have also rallied to raise money for him and his family.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Ashley after his good deed made headlines. Ashley recently took things into his own hands after commuters were left stranded following a robbery that took place on a Golden Arrow bus in Hanover, Cape Town last week.
According to reports, the commuters were aboard the bus when suddenly three men decided to rob them, starting with the brave 24-year-old. After spotting the commotion, the frightened bus driver fled the scene, leaving the commuters stranded aboard the bus.
This is when the fearless young Ashley decided to remedy the situation and get behind the wheel to drive the 30-40 relieved people to their specific destinations around the Cape Town area. IOL reports that Europa had lied to the passengers by saying that he had prior experience with bus driving, despite having never driven one before in order to help them feel at ease.
According to the article, Europa has since asked the Golden Arrow Bus company to kindly offer him a job and replace the things that were stolen for him since he is the sole breadwinner in his home and also a father of one.
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