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January 12, 2012  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

Bus partially submerged on flooded road


LAWTELL, La. — A school bus carrying more than 50 elementary school students became partially submerged Tuesday while traveling on a flooded road, the Daily World reports.

Minutes after the bus left the elementary school, the driver tried to navigate through the water on the road, which reportedly appeared to be 2 to 3 feet deep. The bus was swept into a ditch and water entered the bus, flooding part of the back.

The sheriff's department came to the scene with trucks and removed the students from the bus. They were taken to a dry patch of land and transported back to school on another bus.

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The bus driver should have known better never to go through water like that, he should be fired. We as bus drivers should know better. If you can't tell how deep it is never go through it.

Denise Radice    |    Jan 13, 2012 03:17 PM


FRED DEALAMAN    |    Jan 13, 2012 05:25 AM

Never Never cross a road covered with water especially when carrying such precious cargo.This is things that are always stressed to me as a schoolbus driver .I can't imagine what was this driver thinking it certainly wasn't the safety of the children!!!!!!

Darline Jaco    |    Jan 12, 2012 04:03 PM

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