Sunday, February 15, 2009

Results of car blowing through stop sign, into traffic

Car pushed into pole by bus!

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.

Bus, car and pole with 1st responders


  1. Glad to see you posting this a.m. -- it means the person in the Craigslist ad wasn't a dangerous psycho (ok, I was a little worried!).

    It sounds like at least there weren't any kids on the bus at the time of the accident. I hope the bus driver is able to get her nerves back!

  2. We all know this selfish jerk. We see them everyday, no matter what part of the country. So was the driver injured? Yes? Oh, too bad.