Students OK after car hits bus

Students OK after car hits bus

There are 52 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Sep 21, 2008, titled Students OK after car hits bus. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The collision happened in Middleville between Main Street and Adams Road around 11 p.m. on Saturday.

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AshD

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Sep 21, 2008
I was on this bus last night. This served as a great warning to all of us involved about the dangers of drinking and driving. Luckily, the warning came through with no one getting hurt.
Ironically, the bar the driver came from was right across the street from teh accident and is where we ended up going to the bathroom while we waited for another bus to come get us.
Please don't drive drunk! A whole lot of people, over 30 young students at that, could have been seriously injured because of one person's bad mistake. Well, also the mistakes of the people who were at the bar and knew she was drunk but let her leave!

Since: Sep 08

Encino, CA

#2 Sep 21, 2008
What is the name of the driver? Anyone know. I'm from Middleville and I would be curious to know1
AshD

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Sep 21, 2008
I'm not from Allegan, I don't know why it says I am!!!

Since: Mar 08

Jenison

#4 Sep 21, 2008
AshD wrote:
I was on this bus last night. This served as a great warning to all of us involved about the dangers of drinking and driving. Luckily, the warning came through with no one getting hurt.
Ironically, the bar the driver came from was right across the street from teh accident and is where we ended up going to the bathroom while we waited for another bus to come get us.
Please don't drive drunk! A whole lot of people, over 30 young students at that, could have been seriously injured because of one person's bad mistake. Well, also the mistakes of the people who were at the bar and knew she was drunk but let her leave!
Glad to hear that you, and everyone else, involved are ok. I'm also glad that lessons are being learned from this situation!
Curious

Augusta, MI

#5 Sep 21, 2008
AshD wrote:
I was on this bus last night. This served as a great warning to all of us involved about the dangers of drinking and driving. Luckily, the warning came through with no one getting hurt.
Ironically, the bar the driver came from was right across the street from teh accident and is where we ended up going to the bathroom while we waited for another bus to come get us.
Please don't drive drunk! A whole lot of people, over 30 young students at that, could have been seriously injured because of one person's bad mistake. Well, also the mistakes of the people who were at the bar and knew she was drunk but let her leave!
What school?
CCBG

New London, MO

#6 Sep 21, 2008
i'm just glad everyone is alright i had some very good friends of mine on that bus. please let this be a lesson about drinking and driving.
Busmom

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Sep 21, 2008
I hope they nail that woman AND the owner of the bar that served her to inebriation to the frickin wall!
Annon

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Sep 21, 2008
Gull Lake High School
We were on our way back from the Rockford marching band competition.
Curious

Augusta, MI

#9 Sep 21, 2008
Thank you. Thats what i was worried about.. we attended the competition with our child. I am so glad everyone is ok.

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#10 Sep 21, 2008
Glad to hear everyone was okay, must have been really scary.
Jon K

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Sep 21, 2008
she was "treated and released"? hopefully into police custody.
AshD

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Sep 21, 2008
It really had to be the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. We were just on our way and then all of a sudden, WHAM! no one knew exactly what was going on until our band director got us all under control.
And get this-there's a new law (that we did ahere to) that all objects on a bus need to be kept on your lap or put in a big canvas bag in case of an accident.
Of course, we were all kind of annoyed about having to follow it, seriously, a bus accident? come on...
but thanks to that law, hangers from our uniforms didn't become projectiles, didn't injure anyone.
Things that people did lose grip of could be found 2 or 3 seats ahead of them, and a binder that was under a seat hit someone in front of that seat.
A lot of people started freaking out after about 45 minutes though, just because other people were, but yeah, it is a very good thing nothing serious happend to the students.
And thank you for caring about people on the bus!
From Middleville

Alpena, MI

#13 Sep 21, 2008
I tell you what I know this girl, and it really doesn't suprise me.. Although she would have been going South on M-37 if it happened by Adams Rd. It really doesn't suprice me at all!!
Annon

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Sep 21, 2008
From what people were saying, she was with a friend doing kareoke who gave her keys and she drove off.
OleWhatsHerName

United States

#15 Sep 21, 2008
AshD wrote:
It really had to be the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. We were just on our way and then all of a sudden, WHAM! no one knew exactly what was going on until our band director got us all under control.
And get this-there's a new law (that we did ahere to) that all objects on a bus need to be kept on your lap or put in a big canvas bag in case of an accident.
Of course, we were all kind of annoyed about having to follow it, seriously, a bus accident? come on...
but thanks to that law, hangers from our uniforms didn't become projectiles, didn't injure anyone.
Things that people did lose grip of could be found 2 or 3 seats ahead of them, and a binder that was under a seat hit someone in front of that seat.
A lot of people started freaking out after about 45 minutes though, just because other people were, but yeah, it is a very good thing nothing serious happend to the students.
And thank you for caring about people on the bus!
You kids are awesome and I am so glad you are safe! What a story you will have to tell at school on Monday huh?
Pat S

Allendale, MI

#16 Sep 21, 2008
How many dead kids will it take before the courts crack down on drunk drivers?
just me

Holland, MI

#17 Sep 21, 2008
Schut??? Isn't that the same name that was involved in the snowmobile accident killing a 17 year old? Wonder if there is any realtion of the two?
shaken up

Kalamazoo, MI

#18 Sep 21, 2008
i was on the second bus and i was really shooken up after the accident. thank God everyone was okay but im sure im not the only one who will never get on a bus the same way again.

Since: Jul 07

Grandville, MI

#19 Sep 21, 2008
Pat S wrote:
How many dead kids will it take before the courts crack down on drunk drivers?
I agree they need to throw more in jail for a longer period of time. I know someone that got his 5th drunk driving this weekend YES 5TH! guess how much time he spent in jail for his fourth? 30 of 90 days he was suppose to spend. What a crock. It's also doesn't matter if they take their licenses away they drive anyways. Judges need to start becoming hard asses on these idiots.
Krista

Plainwell, MI

#20 Sep 21, 2008
I was in the back of the bus when the car hit. i went to the er and they said that im on the border line of a concussion. and a few other students got hurt to but nothing really bad. im just happy that me and all my friends are ok

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