7 Dead, At Least 15 Hurt In Florida S...

7 Dead, At Least 15 Hurt In Florida School Bus Crash

There are 187 comments on the WESH-TV Winter Park story from Jan 25, 2006, titled 7 Dead, At Least 15 Hurt In Florida School Bus Crash. In it, WESH-TV Winter Park reports that:

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. -- Seven people were reported killed Wednesday afternoon when a Union County, Fla., school bus, a tractor-trailer and a van crashed.

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what is in a name

High Springs, FL

#183 Nov 24, 2009
O- please wrote:
why are you rehashing tragedy over and over again? we have to move on to make a change.
i agree with this but i also think the younger kids need closure of some type and this provides this for them
Mollie

Jacksonville, FL

#184 Dec 15, 2009
Four Years January 25th 2010... still the arguments continue and probably always will. Everyone has there own opinion of what happened or what should have happened but fact of the matter is... It happened. So nothing that any of you can say to make it sound as if it's the childrens fault, truckers fault or the families fault really doesnt matter... It has already happened and because of this the children Nikki, Johnny, Liz, Heaven, Anthony, Miranda, and Ashley there parents go through hell everyday. Yes that truck driver is sitting in jail hurting because he isnt with his family... BUT. He does have something to look forward to when he gets out of prison he will see all his children, life will never be that way for the children that he killed because of his wrecklesness. Most all of you are spectators you just know what you read, well I am here to tell you Im not so you can down everything I have to say but let it be know it is the truth I was there and I hurt right along with that family. All the ones on here who say it's the parents fault, 15yr old drivers fault ((who gives a damn what you think, easy for you to sit there an say whatever you where not involved you dont know fact and for most it wouldnt have mattered if a professional driver had been stopped behind that school bus he would be gone to, the truck driver Alvin Wilkerson didnt do his job he was tired an put everyone at risk because of his wrecklesness and killed seven children and injured others, sadly the justices system fails us again because he only got seven years or with good behavior out in five. Yes she shouldnt have been driving BUT...what did her driving have to do with the wreck? nothing. Her driving didnt matter at all she was stopped as suppose to. Was it the parents fault? No. When a child gets a four wheeler for christmas that the parents bought them and that child jumps the ditch and gets hit by a car and dies, should you blaim the parents? They bought the four wheeler. ALL PARENTS MAKE MISTAKES whether its little or small. Sadly parents make mistakes... they live with them until there own death and Sadly most of them blaim there self which is so sad because "everyone makes mistakes" ((TO THOSE WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE FAMILY AND STANDING UP FOR THE CHILDREN IN THIS MATTER)) we thank you and God bless you..
redneck

United States

#185 Dec 18, 2009
Mollie wrote:
Four Years January 25th 2010... still the arguments continue and probably always will. Everyone has there own opinion of what happened or what should have happened but fact of the matter is... It happened. So nothing that any of you can say to make it sound as if it's the childrens fault, truckers fault or the families fault really doesnt matter... It has already happened and because of this the children Nikki, Johnny, Liz, Heaven, Anthony, Miranda, and Ashley there parents go through hell everyday. Yes that truck driver is sitting in jail hurting because he isnt with his family... BUT. He does have something to look forward to when he gets out of prison he will see all his children, life will never be that way for the children that he killed because of his wrecklesness. Most all of you are spectators you just know what you read, well I am here to tell you Im not so you can down everything I have to say but let it be know it is the truth I was there and I hurt right along with that family. All the ones on here who say it's the parents fault, 15yr old drivers fault ((who gives a damn what you think, easy for you to sit there an say whatever you where not involved you dont know fact and for most it wouldnt have mattered if a professional driver had been stopped behind that school bus he would be gone to, the truck driver Alvin Wilkerson didnt do his job he was tired an put everyone at risk because of his wrecklesness and killed seven children and injured others, sadly the justices system fails us again because he only got seven years or with good behavior out in five. Yes she shouldnt have been driving BUT...what did her driving have to do with the wreck? nothing. Her driving didnt matter at all she was stopped as suppose to. Was it the parents fault? No. When a child gets a four wheeler for christmas that the parents bought them and that child jumps the ditch and gets hit by a car and dies, should you blaim the parents? They bought the four wheeler. ALL PARENTS MAKE MISTAKES whether its little or small. Sadly parents make mistakes... they live with them until there own death and Sadly most of them blaim there self which is so sad because "everyone makes mistakes" ((TO THOSE WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE FAMILY AND STANDING UP FOR THE CHILDREN IN THIS MATTER)) we thank you and God bless you..
just stop already...its history stop rehashing..blaim is really spelled blame..typical dumb redneck go back to school and learn how to spell that should be your issue... to spell correctly...i realize that the high school churns out illiterates, but you can be an example of what not to be......
Also a driver

United States

#186 Jan 11, 2010
Hurting wrote:
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Good, I hope he is hurting, because he will never know the pain that we are feeling.
Had this been anyones fault other than god? He controls all.
I see no reason for you to wish this man pain, when she nor those other children should have been there!
Remove the reason for the accident did we? No matter fault or not they should not have been there!!!
Blame is not fault! Cause maybe but not fault!
move on

Brooklyn, NY

#187 Jan 21, 2010
morons....still lamenting the past...get off your asses and do something for your community, other than taking wic/food stamps, and getting knocked up and drunk, you make me friggen sick
dreamcatcher

High Springs, FL

#188 Mar 23, 2010
what part of losing eight members of one family don't you northern, arrogant idiots understand? I am so angry at people who arbitrarily and condescendingly (yeah, check that out in Webster's, pal) write off the South in general, and Union County specifically, as the end of the earth. Hell yes, we still feel the loss. Yes, I drive past that spot each and every day. Yes, I can still see where the bus plowed up the vegetation for 75-80 feet off the edge of Highway 121. Yes, on a very regular basis, I see eight neatly arranged crosses, frail attempts of a family to understand why this happened to them. I could not, and would not, begin to try and explain how disgusting "move on's" attitude is. But, garbage in, garbage out.
whatever

Orlando, FL

#189 Aug 1, 2010
Shame on all who post "sorry, etc.". The so called parents, etc., are not nice people at all. Horrible neighbors, rude, crude, not educated, racists, etc. The loss of those young lives, a shame. However, while some of the deceased beat birds with sticks & threw rocks at small animals, I saw persoanlly", the parents did nothing. Parents??? NOT--Just because you know how to make a child & apparently 1 mother in fact did so with a couple of guys @ least, DOES NOT MAKE 1 A PARENT.
U will reap what you sow

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