(CNN) -- A college volleyball coach is being hailed as a hero for guiding a bus to a stop Thursday after the bus driver collapsed.
Western Kentucky volleyball coach Travis Hudson grabbed the steering wheel of the bus, traveling on I-65 through Limestone County, Alabama, and guided it to a stop.
Only afterwards did he learn from drivers behind him how close they were from a serious accident.
"The fact that we kept everyone in that bus safe is an absolute miracle," Hudson said, his voice shaking.
"They said we were within a couple feet of being head on into oncoming traffic, and then we came back down into the median and almost flipped."
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
Hospital officials told CNN affiliate WHNT that the bus driver, whose name was not released, had died.
Western Kentucky's 13 players, coaches and staff continued on another bus to Mobile, Alabama, for a match Friday night against South Alabama.