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Old 09-26-2023, 01:16 PM   #1
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Shuttle bus crashed into school bus

Here's a video from CNN that shows a shuttle bus crashing head on into a Amtran RE school bus... SCARY moment indeed!

Imagine not having your seatbelt ON when this happens!

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2023/0...td-kj-orig.cnn

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Old 09-26-2023, 08:03 PM   #2
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Hmm. I didnít see any students flying forward. They could have just hit the seats in front of them tho.

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Old 09-27-2023, 10:38 AM   #3
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That's the problem with transit buses. The driver is always the first one to the crash.
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That's the problem with transit buses. The driver is always the first one to the crash.

That's a concern but watching that driver during the impact I was quite impressed with how little he was tossed about considering it was a head on and I didn't see any glass flying though I could have missed it.
I suspect the majority of the impact went low and below the frame with the other vehicle going under the front of the bus.
Now, what percentage of head on impacts are there vs buses?
Then how many of them are vs vehicles larger than an SUV?


I feel a lot safer in my RE now.
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Old 10-09-2023, 11:12 PM   #5
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That's a concern but watching that driver during the impact I was quite impressed with how little he was tossed about considering it was a head on and I didn't see any glass flying though I could have missed it.
I suspect the majority of the impact went low and below the frame with the other vehicle going under the front of the bus.
Now, what percentage of head on impacts are there vs buses?
Then how many of them are vs vehicles larger than an SUV?


I feel a lot safer in my RE now.
If you notice I think he turned left a bit and the crash was at the front door area of the bus.

No matter how you look at it, there's not much protection on a flat nose bus!
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