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Jake
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Posted - 09/28/2012 :  07:24:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A car ran a stop sign and struck a JCPS school bus en route to Frost Middle School Friday morning, causing the bus to overturn and sending 49 people to area hospitals, a district spokeswoman said.

Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120928/NEWS01/309280052/JCPS-bus-overturns?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Home
http://www.wdrb.com/story/19664235/crews-responding-to-rollover-jcps-bus-crash

Edited by - Jake on 09/28/2012 08:08:28 AM

RichBusman
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Posted - 09/28/2012 :  11:00:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the bus held up well, glad to hear only minor injuries. Note that the curved windshield is still intact, even though the wipers are all bent. Impressive.

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Thomasbus24
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Posted - 09/28/2012 :  1:06:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One thing about a C2, they do well in crashes.

Glad everyone is ok!
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Tatum
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Posted - 09/28/2012 :  9:41:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yikes. You can still see the blood on the windows.

Glad everyone is OK.
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Jake
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Posted - 09/29/2012 :  07:26:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
News update says that nobody on the bus has life threatening injuries... thank God. Our area hasn't seen a school bus accident like this in a very long time.

Also, here's the article on CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/28/us/kentucky-school-bus-crash/index.html

Edited by - Jake on 09/29/2012 07:27:57 AM
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Tatum
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Posted - 09/29/2012 :  08:09:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did anyone noticed that the video Jake linked to reported that the bus flipped multiple times?

I don't believe that us what actually happened...
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Jake
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Posted - 09/29/2012 :  08:48:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tatum

Did anyone noticed that the video Jake linked to reported that the bus flipped multiple times?

I don't believe that us what actually happened...



I wouldn't doubt it did.

Check this photo:
http://www.wdrb.com/slideshow?widgetId=63704&slideshowImageId=1

The bus was originally on the street where that green sign is, if I am correct.
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Thomasbus24
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Posted - 09/29/2012 :  12:42:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The driver side mirrors, roof strobe, static vent and stop sign are still intact, the roofline isn't pressed downward between the bows, the hatches and overall paint show no scuffing.

The bus flipped on it's side, a multiple roll event would have caused the afore mentioned damages.

I would love the opportunity to give this bus a thorough going-over. Hopefully Thomas does. This is a perfect chance to see what safety related design elements worked, and what didn't.

Edited by - Thomasbus24 on 09/29/2012 12:47:42 PM
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Tatum
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Posted - 09/29/2012 :  10:00:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jake

quote:
Originally posted by Tatum

Did anyone noticed that the video Jake linked to reported that the bus flipped multiple times?

I don't believe that us what actually happened...



I wouldn't doubt it did.

Check this photo:
http://www.wdrb.com/slideshow?widgetId=63704&slideshowImageId=1

The bus was originally on the street where that green sign is, if I am correct.



It would take a LOT more than a Mustang to cause a large school bus to roll over multiple times.

Like Thomasbus24 says, the damage doesn't show that it rolled. This is just another example of the media getting their facts wrong.
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kentuckynascar1
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Posted - 09/30/2012 :  2:06:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another report has one student in critical condition. Link to report: http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Student-critical-after-bus-crash-171957181.html
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