TWINSBURG, Ohio (WJW) – An 11-year-old boy who prevented a near tragic bus accident all by himself received a very special honor Tuesday night.

Sujaan Singh was given a proclamation to the city and sworn-in as Reminderville Mayor for the day by Mayor Sam Alonso.

“I actually got a call from the Superintendent of Twinsburg City Schools and she said how proud she was of him and it makes us proud too,” said Alonso.

The superintendent was also at the meeting to celebrate the 5th grader, along with Reminderville Police and Firefighters, who brought him a hat, shirt and other mementos to recognize his heroism.

Last Thursday, Sujaan was riding on a school bus with several of his classmates from Dodge Intermediate when he noticed the bus driver was in medical distress.

As the bus jumped the curb and was heading directly toward a light pole, he sprang into action. 

“I saw the bus driver coughing a lot and twitching his hands and he passes out,” Singh told FOX 8. “We were going for the trees, so I got up and moved his leg and hit the brake. I knew I had to do this to save my life and save other people or everybody could have died, including me. So I had to do it.”

The driver was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, but incredibly no one was hurt.

Police body cam video captured the scene afterward and first responders admit they were amazed and impressed by Sujaans quick thinking.

“It could’ve been so much worse. His actions prevented something much, much worse,” said Lt. Benny Jones, RFD. “He is a hero.”

The fire department even gave him an application to hold onto for later, which drew both laughter and applause from the crowd.

Sujaan’s family told FOX 8 that they are also very proud of him, but not entirely surprised and that he’s always been very brave.

As for Sujaan, he was grateful and a little overwhelmed by all of the attention.

“I didn’t know I was going to get all of this. It’s very special, just very, very special,” he said.

Although the title of mayor was only for one night, everyone said that Sujaan will forever be remembered as a hero in Reminderville.