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Author Topic: Tour Bus rollover in So. Utah  (Read 3900 times)
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« on: January 06, 2008, 09:08:06 PM »

I just heard that a bus rolled down in southern Utah but didn't catch how, it's still apparently new news.
Anyone know how it happened? I wonder if it was weather related?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 09:17:49 PM »

at least 3 dead.


http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2444146
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 09:21:42 PM »

80 passenger Greyhound...is there such a thing?
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 09:49:24 PM »

Gee, I went to KSL as well as KUTV and couldn't find anything, go figure.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 09:50:13 PM »


80 passenger Greyhound...is there such a thing?



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No such animal.  'Hound has either 43, 47, or 55 passenger buses, depending on the model.

Good example of a reporter not doing their homework in a rush to get the story on the air.

I sent the station this same information, hopefully they'll correct it "as more details come in."

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 09:54:32 PM »

Sounds a few folks went in and laid down among the wreckage to get in on the lawsuit!  Wink


Actually, I seem to remember an accident, maybe Amtrak(?) where a bunch of people wandered around among the wreckage and pretended to be injured. It was only when they investigators got suspicious and checked the sheets that they found so many 'new' people on board after the accident. Crass and tacky!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 05:28:08 AM »

AP is reporting 7 dead. Still saying 80 on board.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gGwS0o5WjaByGqCBTmnLSSuTPXdgD8U114380
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_7899965
http://www.kutv.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=91bec78b-5fe9-44c7-b4ef-b57c2845e7be

CNN is saying at least 50

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/07/utah.bus.crash/



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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 05:58:18 AM »



  If you go to the link about the crash it says now the death total is now up to 8. Lets pray for the rest.


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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 07:46:32 AM »

There was an incident several years ago with a MARTA transit bus here in Atlanta that was struck by a truck while stopped.  At the time (don't know if they still do), MARTA would just payout $3K to anyone who was on a MARTA bus in any incident, whether they were injured or not.  So, sure enough, a couple dozen people filed claims against the accident.  The funny part was, the news story about the accident neglected to mention that the bus was out-of-service at the time of the accident.  So they got all of the people to sign affidavits for their claims and then the DA filed fraud charges against all of them.
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 08:38:22 AM »

Photos here:

http://www.kutv.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=91bec78b-5fe9-44c7-b4ef-b57c2845e7be

This was a bad one.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008, 09:09:48 AM »

Jeez, that's a nasty one! The really sad thing in some ways is the people who lived through it but might be permanently injured now.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2008, 09:18:52 AM »

Not to display my own ignorance, but is Greyhound and Arrow Stage Lines the same? If not, should the title of this thread be changed? Just a thought.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2008, 10:09:02 AM »

Long Beach Transit has a very complex video survalance system on thier buses to keep the passerby from hopping on a bus involved in an accident.  They claim to have saved many $$$ over the cost of the equipment in from fraudulent injury claims
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2008, 10:09:38 AM »

What kind of bus was this? My Eagle would never open the roof up and fall apart like this. This bus was not manufactured with safety in mind. Its a piece of junk. So much for composites this thing looks like a bomb went off inside it. How did anyone survive?
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2008, 10:35:37 AM »

I agree, it had nothing to do with Greyhound unless they have become the Kleenex of the bus industry.

I also wonder about the construction of newer busses.  I feel 99% positive that my 4104 would not have come apart like that.  I don't think that bus, whatever it was, would be acceptable as a school bus, they must survive rollovers intact.

My prayers to all involved and especially to those of you in the charter business. I know it must put a lump in your throat to think it might have been one of your buses or drivers.

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