Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Please say a prayer

I don't know if this made any wireservices...it is, of course, the only news being discussed here in the Rocket City.

Yesterday, a school bus taking 43 students from their high school to the city's tech/voc ed school had an accident on the access ramp to the interstate, and as a result, the bus struck and went over the concrete railing...and hit the ground 30 feet below nose first.

The bus driver was apparently ejected somehow...he was left on the ramp with a broken back.

Two girls died at the scene; a third died at the hospital shortly after arriving. A fourth student was, according to a hospital dr who was in DH's Bible study last night, in very critical condition and may not survive. 13 others remain hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees but are expected to survive.

The driver of the other car involved was another student from the same school, also going to the Tech school. He was not seriously injured...but, oh, my, what he's going through. A witness thought he may have blown a tire or something; he apparently lost control of his car as he was passing the bus and swerved into the bus, which caused the bus to careen off the wall.

Anyway, any prayers on behalf of the folks involved would be greatly appreciated.


  1. Wow. It's a great understatment to say that we ourselves have so much to be thankful for. I'll be thinking of and praying for them and their families.

  2. You're so right! My own kids have gotten extra hugs...we take 'normal' for granted, but it is not guaranteed.
    BTW, a fourth young lady died from her injuries today (I'm assuming she's the one the dr told DH about last night). My heart goes out to those families. This will be a tough holiday season for them.

  3. It has been in the news here in western VA too. Such a horrible, tragic event.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the families... may they have the strength to get through this awful time.