Wilmington - girl ejected from bus

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Wilmington - girl ejected from bus

Postby KAV on Wed May 05, 2004 10:30 am

Does anyone know any details about this incident - online on lowellsun.com Is she OK?

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Girl ejected from school bus
WILMINGTON An elementary-school girl was taken yesterday to the hospital with minor injuries after being ejected from a school bus that was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Route 38.

The unidentified girl was exiting the bus when the tractor-trailer hit it at a low speed, police said.

Police said they would probably not file charges against the tractor-trailer driver.

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Wilmington - girl ejected from bus

Postby madtewksres on Wed May 05, 2004 10:56 am

I heard on the Channel 56 News that she is expected to recover fully and that she sufferred broken bones.
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Wilmington - girl ejected from bus

Postby KAV on Wed May 05, 2004 11:10 am

If the girl was exiting the bus... the red lights must have been flashing.. how does the driver not get a ticket or charged?
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Postby JD161616 on Wed May 05, 2004 11:11 am

Defective brakes.
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Postby JayAxson on Wed May 05, 2004 10:18 pm

If I recall the news report, the bus stop is just after a turn on the road. This combined with faulty brakes caused the accident. I would also fault the driver if he had realized his brakes were week prior to the accident.

They also stated that she had a concussion, I don't recall mention broken bones. But she was expected to recover as earlier mentioned.

Also, the local business that abutts the stop has given permision for to use their parking lot to pick up the children, allowing the bus to pull off the road.
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Wilmington - girl ejected from bus

Postby KAV on Thu May 06, 2004 12:47 am

driving with faulty equipment... but whatever... just wanted to know how the girl was. This type of thing usually doesn't get a second article.
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