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Posted - 03/10/2014 :  11:22:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

We thought you might be interested to read this week's blog post. SBF Executive Editor Thomas McMahon shares students' reaction to a recent school bus crash in Colorado, as relayed to him by the school bus driver.

http://blogs.schoolbusfleet.com/AlongForTheRide/archive/2014/03/10/How-kids-react-to-a-school-bus-crash.aspx

Sincerely,
Kelly Aguinaldo
SBF Managing Editor

Thomasbus24
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Posted - 03/10/2014 :  4:48:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kids are far more resilient than adults... I learned this lesson in February 2013.

One of my buses was carrying 41 students aged 5-12 when the driver lost control on a snow and ice covered road. The bus ended up on the driver's side in a field.

Watching the video was truely amazing. Before the driver could even get unbuckled, the kids were lining up and opening the escape hatches and rear door. A ten year old boy (who happens to be the driver's son) held the heavy emergency door open while everyone climbed out. He wasn't tall enough to engage the hold-open.

Thankfully we only had minor injuries that day. I told the sub covering the route the next morning that I didn't expect many kids to ride. Imagine my surprise when she pulled in nearly full!

One boy who was on the accident bus remarked to another driver about the crash a few days later "That was fun!".

Okay so maybe I disagree with that statement, but I have to admit, the kids handled the ordeal better than us grown ups for sure!
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bwest
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Posted - 03/11/2014 :  07:45:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a good story, I'm glad they are ok. By the way, how are you? Are you back at work?

Bryan
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Thomasbus24
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Posted - 03/12/2014 :  01:09:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doing great here, surgery was a total success. I am still a bit too weak to work just yet. Probably in another week or two I'll be back on a daily basis.
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bwest
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Posted - 03/12/2014 :  11:53:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
THAT IS AWESOME!! I am really glad you are doing well. Hope things get back to normal soon.

Bryan
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