Truck hits boys getting off bus

Truck hits boys getting off bus

There are 23 comments on the The South Mississippi Sun Herald story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Truck hits boys getting off bus. In it, The South Mississippi Sun Herald reports that:

“It's a real tragedy when things like this happen”

Two Vancleave students were injured Tuesday when they were hit by a pickup as it tried to pass their school bus, which was stopped on Mississippi 57 with its safety devices on. via The South Mississippi Sun Herald

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“Sick of Small Town Minds”

Since: May 08

Lucedale, MS

#1 May 4, 2008
This should be considered more than a "tragedy". This man should be punished. Hwy 57 in that area is VERY congested daily from three to about six p.m. That is no excuse to break the law. IT IS THE LAW TO STOP WHEN A SCHOOL BUS HAS IT'S STOP SIGN DEPLOYED. This man intentionally with no regard for the safety of ANYONE ran that stop sign and very well could have KILLED two children. Let me guess... he was in a hurry? Well I think that being in a hurry is no excuse for anything. If a doctor leaves a metal clamp in a patient during surgery because "he was in a hurry" that doctor is punished. If a person rear-ends another car because "he was in a hurry" he is punished. Get the point? That driver did not accidently pass that bus. He intended to pass the bus. Therefore he should get a stiffer punishment than if it happened to be some sort of accident. Do you think that same man would cross through a rail road crossing when a train is 3 feet from his truck if he was in a hurry? HELL NO! This man put his impatience ahead of the safety of two children - ON PURPOSE! You have to take a test to get a license and on that test it tells you more than you'll ever need to know about school crossings, school busses, and school zones. EVERYONE knows to stop - he cannot use that excuse either!
wonder why

Gulfport, MS

#2 May 5, 2008
has there been another school bus accident? The one I heard about was a woman who hit the two boys on Hwy 57. I think I'd check the facts before I started writing about it.
gcr

United States

#3 May 5, 2008
OS Nurse wrote:
This should be considered more than a "tragedy". This man should be punished. Hwy 57 in that area is VERY congested daily from three to about six p.m. That is no excuse to break the law. IT IS THE LAW TO STOP WHEN A SCHOOL BUS HAS IT'S STOP SIGN DEPLOYED. This man intentionally with no regard for the safety of ANYONE ran that stop sign and very well could have KILLED two children. Let me guess... he was in a hurry? Well I think that being in a hurry is no excuse for anything. If a doctor leaves a metal clamp in a patient during surgery because "he was in a hurry" that doctor is punished. If a person rear-ends another car because "he was in a hurry" he is punished. Get the point? That driver did not accidently pass that bus. He intended to pass the bus. Therefore he should get a stiffer punishment than if it happened to be some sort of accident. Do you think that same man would cross through a rail road crossing when a train is 3 feet from his truck if he was in a hurry? HELL NO! This man put his impatience ahead of the safety of two children - ON PURPOSE! You have to take a test to get a license and on that test it tells you more than you'll ever need to know about school crossings, school busses, and school zones. EVERYONE knows to stop - he cannot use that excuse either!
I agree with you 100%. however this was a woman who did this and she obviously is condidered "one of the good ole boys" because this will be shoved under the rug along with Mr. Randy Mcclendon, the ex-jailer who killed his wife.
In jackson county it is all about who you are and who you know.
Kinda of a strange thing when my neighbor was arrested just because someone accused her of something. Sheriff office had no evidence and there was no investigation. They just believed what they were told and arrested her, but someone can run over two children while in the process of breaking a couple of laws (with witnesses)and they pat her on the back and say its okay.
gcr

United States

#4 May 5, 2008
wonder why wrote:
has there been another school bus accident? The one I heard about was a woman who hit the two boys on Hwy 57. I think I'd check the facts before I started writing about it.

man or woman it is still wrong what she did.
it seems most people are more sympathic to her than the children she hit. does anyone know how they are doing?
she should have been taken directly to jail.
wonder why

Gulfport, MS

#5 May 5, 2008
whoa! stop the plows! I didn't mean to insinuate that there was nothing wrong with it -- just stating that I thought it was a woman not a man who hit the boys and wondered if it had happened again. I wholeheartedly agree that this should not go unpunished -- hopefully, it won't!!
gcr

United States

#6 May 6, 2008
wonder why wrote:
whoa! stop the plows! I didn't mean to insinuate that there was nothing wrong with it -- just stating that I thought it was a woman not a man who hit the boys and wondered if it had happened again. I wholeheartedly agree that this should not go unpunished -- hopefully, it won't!!
i apologize im sure you werent being sympathic to her. i was mostly referring to the editorial in the Ms. Press from the woman who defended this lady and wasnt the least bit concerned with the children.
i too hope it doesnt go unpunished, but it looks like that is what is happening.
wonder why

Gulfport, MS

#7 May 6, 2008
how can they just let this go? Many years ago my sister passed a school bus on a divided street; the bus was going the opposite direction she was going in and stopped to let the kids off. She got a ticket for $130.00 (this was probably 15 years ago: it was a lot of money at that time) and was stopped from going that way for a period of time. My how things have changed. This woman passed four cars -- its bazaar that nothing will happen to her. I can't imagine why the families are not upset over this. Hopefully, she doesn't go out and try her luck again!!!!
BULLDOG VANCLEAVE

United States

#8 May 18, 2008
OK THIS IS WHAT I HEARD THEY DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE WOMEN CAUSE SHE HAD A BABY IN THE BACK SEAT AND WAS HEADING TO THE EMERGY ROOM WITH THE CHILD CAUSE THE BABY AT ONE POINT HAD STOP BREATHING, THAT WHAT I HAD HEARD SO SOMEONE PLEASE UNDATE AND FIND OUT.
gcr

United States

#9 May 19, 2008
BULLDOG VANCLEAVE wrote:
OK THIS IS WHAT I HEARD THEY DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE WOMEN CAUSE SHE HAD A BABY IN THE BACK SEAT AND WAS HEADING TO THE EMERGY ROOM WITH THE CHILD CAUSE THE BABY AT ONE POINT HAD STOP BREATHING, THAT WHAT I HAD HEARD SO SOMEONE PLEASE UNDATE AND FIND OUT.
it is sad that her child was having problems, but it still doesnt give her the right to do what she did. the law is the law and it should be enforced.
i wish we could find out more.
no news

United States

#10 Jul 21, 2008
What has happened to the children that got hit? Any news on them? After the lady hit the children , did she ever take the baby to the emergency room?
I heard the lady was late for the babys Doctor Appt. that she wasnt going to the emergency room.
I betcha the baby was fine after hitting the boys...
Dixie on my mind

United States

#11 Jul 22, 2008
I havent heard anything, either
misinformed

United States

#12 Jul 29, 2008
I don't think anyone knows the full story. A school bus stopped with stop arms out requires all lanes to stop, even if it is a four lane highway.
I drove a school bus for over a decade and have been passed many times by motorist when students were exiting my bus.
It is very frustrating for a driver, especially when you have allowed students to exit and then a motorist begins to pass on the left.
I have had to lay on the horn many times to alert the children that a vehicle is not stopping.
I tell students to keep their eyes on me if they are passing in front of the bus.
This is such a huge problem (more than the public knows) that I've had to literally block the road with my bus to keep vehicles from endangering children.
When you approach a school bus, always assume that there is a little kindergartener darting out into traffic.
A prime example is something that happened to me years ago when thank God the cars behind me were stopped.
I let a child off the bus on the right, their house was on the right and they did not have to cross the road to get home, but as the child exited the bus his prized Mother's Day card that he carried in his hand blew out of his hand in front of the bus and across to the other side of the road in front of the bus.
Guess where he went?
In front of the bus into the road to recover his card.
So, whenever you think about passing a school bus think about this story.
Al a bammmm a

United States

#13 Aug 18, 2008
I ran into the mother of the woman that hit the boys.. She stated that her daughter was behind the bus for about a half an hour and the babywas crying because it was feeding time.( Breast feeding ) the baby wont stop crying and the mother became a nervous wreck and all she could think about was feeding her baby that was 3 weeks old...
There was no Doctor appt. involved.
what

United States

#14 Aug 20, 2008
Al a bammmm a wrote:
I ran into the mother of the woman that hit the boys.. She stated that her daughter was behind the bus for about a half an hour and the babywas crying because it was feeding time.( Breast feeding ) the baby wont stop crying and the mother became a nervous wreck and all she could think about was feeding her baby that was 3 weeks old...
There was no Doctor appt. involved.
how in the world could she have been behind the bus for a half an hour?
buses do not stop for that long in one spot unless they are broke down
Smiling Eddie

Nampa, ID

#15 Aug 21, 2008
For real that sounds like the biggest bullshit line I have ever heard.
JC Resident

United States

#16 Aug 24, 2008
Smiling Eddie wrote:
For real that sounds like the biggest bullshit line I have ever heard.
Probably because it is the biggest BS line. she will get away with it. she obviously cant even get her story straight. someone in our justice system is protecting her. and THAT IS SO WRONG. SHE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR WHAT SHE DID.
al a bammmm a

United States

#17 Aug 25, 2008
Your so right the stories dont match up and people are getting away with to much BS.. Something needs to happen.
do what

United States

#18 Aug 29, 2008
what wrote:
<quoted text>
how in the world could she have been behind the bus for a half an hour?
buses do not stop for that long in one spot unless they are broke down
then pull off The damn road
HELLOOOOO
mom of boy

Glenns Ferry, ID

#19 Jan 10, 2011
Just to let everyone its OK in the state of mississippi to pass a stopped school bus and hit not one but two child.She was never drug tested , never handcuffed.Im pissed !She hasnt paid a DIME!!!!!!!!!
bulldog

Ocean Springs, MS

#20 Jan 18, 2011
hope the young one is doing ok how about the other, it was ashame that women got away with that. it all who you know, prayers still go out to your family and the other child.

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