Moorhead bus driver accepts plea deal...

Moorhead bus driver accepts plea deal in fatal crash

There are 6 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 2, 2010, titled Moorhead bus driver accepts plea deal in fatal crash. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Moorhead tour bus driver has reached a plea deal in a 2008 crash that killed a Minnesota high school band student on Interstate 94.

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Since: Nov 08

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Feb 2, 2010
I question whether an accident like this requires prosecution. What is gained?
Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 2, 2010
Jeff Maloney wrote:
I question whether an accident like this requires prosecution. What is gained?
Hey Jeff, Not sure about the prosecution, I guess the Gubbamint needs to show that they are keeping the "Public Safe". However, he was a Commercial Passenger certified driver. He stated to his partner driver in the other coach that he was tired. He was over the number of hours allowed, and he should have known better. This is a big problem when schools contract with Coach companies for transporting students in sports teams, bands, and field trips. What we need in America is simple plain Common Sense. Common Sense can make all the difference in so may venues.
Stadium Vikes NOW

Duluth, MN

#3 Feb 2, 2010
Jeff Maloney wrote:
I question whether an accident like this requires prosecution. What is gained?
an accident of not keeping the Minnesota in the Minnesota Vikings should carry a death penalty
lori

United States

#4 Feb 2, 2010
I have been reading the headlines in the paper and it seems to me everybody in this day of age seems to always have to account and pay for something whether its an acident or something thats not written in the laws and its always a money payout especially to the state. What has become of accidents are accidents! With the undue high taxes, suing.you name it,people scamming other people which by the way seems to fit the goverment as well, they make the laws! what a pitiful excuse for a country!
Stadium Vikes NOW

Duluth, MN

#5 Feb 2, 2010
lori wrote:
I have been reading the headlines in the paper and it seems to me everybody in this day of age seems to always have to account and pay for something whether its an acident or something thats not written in the laws and its always a money payout especially to the state. What has become of accidents are accidents! With the undue high taxes, suing.you name it,people scamming other people which by the way seems to fit the goverment as well, they make the laws! what a pitiful excuse for a country!
Vikes stadium not building one should be a high crime

Since: Nov 08

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Feb 2, 2010
Joe Blow wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Jeff, Not sure about the prosecution, I guess the Gubbamint needs to show that they are keeping the "Public Safe". However, he was a Commercial Passenger certified driver. He stated to his partner driver in the other coach that he was tired. He was over the number of hours allowed, and he should have known better. This is a big problem when schools contract with Coach companies for transporting students in sports teams, bands, and field trips. What we need in America is simple plain Common Sense. Common Sense can make all the difference in so may venues.
Thanks for the added information, now I guess my comment is why was he the only one prosecuted. It would seem like the bus company would have known he was exceeding his allowable hours.

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