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Old 03-16-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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A bus going from San Antonio to Mexico crashed on Interstate 37. One woman was killed when the bus landed on top of her. I'd find the bus driver at fault. Does anyone think it was just an accident or was the driver speeding?
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: South Side
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A link to the story might be helpful.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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2 killed, at least 30 injured in Interstate 37 bus crash | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News


DPS confirms two dead
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CAMPBELLTON, Texas (AP) -- A bus headed for Mexico carrying 40 people overturned along a southern Texas highway on Tuesday, killing at least two people and sending at least 30 people to hospitals, officials said.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. on southbound Interstate 37, about 45 miles south of San Antonio, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger said. Moderator cut: remainder of copyrighted article, which is available at the link above



Sounds like she had a steering tire blow out, and probably forgot the main thing when a steering tire blows: Keep the vehicle as strait as possible!!!

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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A bus going from San Antonio to Mexico crashed on Interstate 37. One woman was killed when the bus landed on top of her. I'd find the bus driver at fault. Does anyone think it was just an accident or was the driver speeding?
Anything could have caused that accident.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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A bus going from San Antonio to Mexico crashed on Interstate 37. One woman was killed when the bus landed on top of her. I'd find the bus driver at fault. Does anyone think it was just an accident or was the driver speeding?
You must be a very fast investigator...or a mind reader. Don't jump to conclusions so fast.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:29 PM
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I think it's being said the drive shaft failed....Not sure how it works on a bus, but on a car, if the rear u-joint fails, the drive shaft generally just falls on the ground. If the front u-joint fails, then it could pole vault the vehicle. Wonder how often these buses are inspected?
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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I think it's being said the drive shaft failed....Not sure how it works on a bus, but on a car, if the rear u-joint fails, the drive shaft generally just falls on the ground. If the front u-joint fails, then it could pole vault the vehicle. Wonder how often these buses are inspected?
This one was inspected the day before the accident...and passed.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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When I drive home in the evening I usually see a bus from Mexico driving IH35 North. Almost every one of those busses is old and in a pretty bad shape. They rattle, leave behind a dark smoke; sometimes not all the lights are on/working. Pretty scary looking transportation...
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Remember that the bus has the engine in the rear. Catastrophic failure of the drive train could turn out to be the root cause.

OP, don't you think you were a bit premature in your fast judgement of the driver??? Kinda sad, dude...
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:36 AM
 
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The Bus driver was not speeding she did not fall asleep the drive-shaft came off making the bus flip this lady driver lives 2 houses down from me come on people give some body a break I know we all want to point finger but come on. You people who are talking smack are not hurting as much as the families who lost loved ones or as the driver who has to live with this for the rest of her LIFE. SO get the fact straight.
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