Sunday, February 15, 2009
Results of car blowing through stop sign, into traffic
This was once a car with a driver who apparently thought that the traffic laws didn't apply to him. He disregarded the stop sign and tried to cross 4 lanes of traffic. This is the result of his mistake. fortunately no one was killed, there were no children on the bus.
This is part of the damage to the bus. The bus doesn't look so bad, but the mechanic says it is totaled. The inertia applied to the car and bus resulted in pushing the frame of the bus back by about 1/2 to 1 inch. The bus was traveling between 25 and 30 mph. The posted speed on that stretch of street is 30 mph.
The bus driver applied the brakes when she saw the car, she apparently wasn't able to keep the bus straight and it veered to the right on impact and pushed the car into the pole.