I-91 Rollover: Major bus accident injuries 17

A tour bus carrying Massachusetts college students in route to a Quebec ski trip veered off the highway and crashed Friday afternoon, injuring 17 passengers. Full Story
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Blake

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Dec 6, 2010
Anon wrote:
It absolutely was not a UMASS sponsored school trip. It was a private effort. Read from a few sources would you.
Also, Quebec's premiere ski resort there are currently 7 total trails open today (not that they necessarily were even going to that particular resort). You're telling me it's worth 8-10 hours of driving round trip for that alone?
I am sure that not a single underage drinker in Mass, or VT or NH or NY ever considered that they could go to Quebec and drink legally... And pass much bigger resorts closer to home which have much more open ski terrain.
I don't usually comment on news stories, but I had this article up from sat on my comp and got curious about the comments, which leads to:

Hey, you, the idiot over there in the corner. It was a student club trip, where each student saved their money and pitched in to go.
jway wrote:
<quoted text> Big daddy gave us the ski trip to calm us down and party hardy as its 4 long weeks before Christmas vacation then 8 weeks till spring break in FL.or Mexico we need these because of the stress, on second hand may be a new BMW would help. Whats wrong with skiing in New England. I bet the 51 million Americans that are out of work and Christmas around the corner would love what this trip cost.


And you! I can't speak to everyone on the bus, but my sister was on the bus that crashed. She works hard, has worked full time every summer and some part-time work during the school-year since she was 16. She paid for her own damn skis, and she paid her own way onto that trip. She was really looking forward to hitting those slopes, not to mention the coolness factor of getting out of the country for a bit. It wouldve been a fun trip, if not for this accident. And yeah, I bet that 51 million Americans would love what this trip cost, but most of these students worked to pay for this trip (it's *UMass* not bloody Harvard), and it's their money to spend on what they want!

To both of you, these students were not going away to Quebec for the weekend, paying for ski equipment and the bus trip, just to throw it away drinking - they could just have just found a party on campus for that, it's not like alcohol is hard to find on any college campus...
stonegonemad

South Burlington, VT

#22 Dec 6, 2010
Blake wrote:
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I don't usually comment on news stories, but I had this article up from sat on my comp and got curious about the comments, which leads to:
Hey, you, the idiot over there in the corner. It was a student club trip, where each student saved their money and pitched in to go.
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And you! I can't speak to everyone on the bus, but my sister was on the bus that crashed. She works hard, has worked full time every summer and some part-time work during the school-year since she was 16. She paid for her own damn skis, and she paid her own way onto that trip. She was really looking forward to hitting those slopes, not to mention the coolness factor of getting out of the country for a bit. It wouldve been a fun trip, if not for this accident. And yeah, I bet that 51 million Americans would love what this trip cost, but most of these students worked to pay for this trip (it's *UMass* not bloody Harvard), and it's their money to spend on what they want!
To both of you, these students were not going away to Quebec for the weekend, paying for ski equipment and the bus trip, just to throw it away drinking - they could just have just found a party on campus for that, it's not like alcohol is hard to find on any college campus...
Just wanted to say that I hope she will be able to have another chance to go...I'm glad that someone like you (knowledgeable) finally said something! My heart goes out to all those involved...

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