5 Killed in Bus Crash

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  1. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

    im_to_hyper

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    Thought I would just share what is a local tragedy... nothing big in the world scheme of things, but still surprising here nothless.

    This happened in a suburb of a city an hour away where I have a cousin who is a grade or two above most of the people who were on the bus. She said those that were killed were 11-13 years old and teacher was possibly killed as well.

    Links:

    My Local News (not detailed)

    MSNBC News (more detailed)
     
  2. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    That is incredibly sad. I personally think buses are unsafe and should all require seatbelts. Not sure if this would have helped in this instance.
     
  3. jeffzoom macrumors member

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    The sad thing is....those kids were probably not in the mood to die, or become seriously hurt. I know what they went through earlier that day, cause at 1:30 a.m. this morning i was on a bus coming home too, it was in florida though. I gotta tell ya, band people don't get to have fun on the weekends, we have school and a game friday, (me personally) rehersal and a competition all say saturday(and th first few hours on sunday :D :p ), then we come home and do homework/housewrok on sunday.......but it is for the retainment of talented horn players (yeah yeah percussion too, and well maybe not woodwinds... :eek: :D)
    Sorry for jacking yer thread but, i feel sorry for those kids, life must have sucked. Also seeing how it was one bus, they must have been a small band(we take up four buses), so they may not have done well in their competition....My heart goes out to them
     
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Who is EVER in the mood to die or become seriously hurt?
     
  5. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    The way wisconsin Marching competitions work is bands are broken up into classes (I was in class AAA in highschool, this was a AAAA band, and are the biggest ones, class A being the small bands) they also placed third, so they did pretty well.

    After all, it really wouldn't make any sense if all 3 or 4 busses they had piled up, now would it?

    also, the band i was in was about having fun, we sometimes placed well, but we always felt good about what we did, and people always enjoyed our shows. (granted we were a rarity, but still)
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Very sad and tragic accident. My prayers go out to the victims, and their family and friends.
     
  7. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    There was one 11 year old killed, the other 4 were adults. Assuming this story is correct link.

    I remember going to those exact competitions when I was in the HS band from a small town in central WI. My uncle and cousin were actually at the event (my cousin was in a different band). It is quite a tragedy for a small town to absorb.
     

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