School Bus Accident in Dinwiddie Coun...

School Bus Accident in Dinwiddie County - Injuries Reported - wtvr

There are 30 comments on the WTVR story from Dec 11, 2009, titled School Bus Accident in Dinwiddie County - Injuries Reported - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

The Dinwiddie Sheriff's Department confirms that a school bus has overturned on Courthouse Road and Boisseau Road and as many as seven students have been injured.

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A Mom of 3

Chester, VA

#22 Dec 11, 2009
Just Saying: great comment, I agree! you cant hardly understand anything kids write these days!

Grumpy & Just Me: you are absolutely correct! For those laying blame, try driving a bus yourself and see how you do! Those complaining are probably the idiots cutting us off, talking on the phone, applying make-up, reading, etc when they are driving and are more of a hazard!

I also agree with those who say don't put seatbelts on a bus unless there release buttons to get the children out quickly in case the bus catches on fire.

I have plenty of friends that are bus drivers in Chesterfield and it is not an easy job. They go through extensive training and background checks before getting hired. It is not an easy process to go through and its not a job that you "just get hired" to do! Folks need to learn not to make such judgemental comments before educating themselves! Besides, as easy as it is for people to lose control of a car when over correcting, just think how easy it is to lose control of a large bus!!!!

God bless the bus driver (who most likely made an honest mistake) and the children involved!
Pam

AOL

#23 Dec 12, 2009
Like others have said let's not lay blame, lets everyone just pray for all the children and the busdriver who were on the bus that went through this horrifying experience and pray for the children who were hurt that they will be okay.
Concerned parent

Petersburg, VA

#24 Dec 12, 2009
I AM THANKFUL THAT ALL OF THOSE KIDS ARE OK...I HAVE A CHILD IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND AS SOON AS I HEARD ABOUT THE ACCIDENT, IT WAS LIKE MY HEART STOPPED BEATING OR A COUPLE OF SECONDS. THINK BEFORE PEOPLE START PUTTING THE WHOLE BLAME ON THAT BUS DRIVER, THEY SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THE ACCIDENT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALL THE BUS DRIVERS FAULT..WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL I LIVED ON BOISSEAU RD...I RODE THE BUS ON THAT ROAD EVERY SCHOOL DAY OF MY LIE...RIGHT IN THE AREA WHERE THE BUS DRIVER WRECKED, THERE IS A HUGE CURVE...MATTER OF FACT BOISSEAU RD IS A NARROW AND CURVY COUNTRY ROAD..I USED THINK MY BUS WAS GOIN TO TURN OVER DRIVING ON THAT ROAD...GOD BLESS ALL THE CHILDREN AND THE BUS DRIVER AND THIER FAMILIES
philly 76

Riverdale, GA

#25 Dec 12, 2009
I hope everyone is ok I will be putting them in my prayers. Rode dinnwiddie school busses and my children did too for a while. shoot a dinn widdie county school lost my child and there is nothing like that. The bus drivers I have had the pleasure of meeting and dealing with would protect my children with all they have. I have had the pleasure of going to a closed school board meeting with dinwiddie but as you see it did no good ____ it was about the busses.
Student

Petersburg, VA

#26 Dec 12, 2009
I was in the bus behind it and it shocked us all i have serval friends who ride the bus that were hurt
Jourdan

Ferrum, VA

#27 Dec 12, 2009
I personally know this Bus Driver very well. I graduated last year, and she is a great friend. It is not her fault that she wrecked and she is a great driver who truly cares about her kids. That road is ridiculous. One of my friends has flipped his car there, though he was okay. And two of my other friends wrecked at the same exact spot, and in that car accident i lost my best friend. So its not her faault. I personally drove up that road in high school and teh drop off between the road and the ditch is ridiculous and can cause anyone to wreck, i myself have almost wrecked on that road. Dinwiddie County seriously needs to do somethign about it!
Jourdan

Ferrum, VA

#28 Dec 12, 2009
and my mother used to drive a bus for almost eight years in dinwiddie, so until you drive one personally, you wont know how hard it is to drive one of those things.
Jourdan

Petersburg, VA

#29 Dec 14, 2009
Rick wrote:
These bus drivers are usually no better than some of the other non-driving idiots on our roads. There must be better ways to certify these school bus drivers as qualified to transport our children.......and, what ever happened to the talk years ago of having and using seat belts on school buses???
well before you judge these bus drivers you need to understand how hard it is to drive one of those things. my mother is a bus driver, and its not as easy as it may look, all bus drivers not only have to obtain their CDL through DMV but they complete at least 20 hours of on rode driving practice without kids on the bus then anotehr 20 hours of driving with kids on the bus and all of this time includes a supervised trainer on the bus with them. plus they have a 40 hour class to go through and are under constant evalutation. so before you judge get all the facts or try to drive one yourself. its not just about driving, they have 40+ kids lives in their hands, and 98% of the bus drivers i know will put their kids lives before their own and many drivers consider their kids on their bus their own kids and protect them like any parent would, they are parents too so they know how it goes. thanks!
Moriah Kelly

AOL

#30 Dec 14, 2009
Hi im a 6th grader at dinwiddie middle school i was not on the bus but my friend was and she ot stabbed by a piece of broken glass and my other friend did something to her neck and broke her arm {not naming names}
Kim

Glen Allen, VA

#31 Dec 14, 2009
I grew up in Dinwiddie and traveled Boisseu Road more times than I care to remember. I agree with Bubba Lewis 100%. Boisseu Road is safe as long as you drive the speed limit AND pay attention to the road.
This road is no different than any other back road in Dinwiddie County. You have to watch your speed and keep your eyes on the road. Same thing you should do on any other road you drive on, I hope.

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