St. James Fatal Accident

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Students return to St. James high school today for the first day of school, just a week after that deadly bus crash on I-44. The accident killed 15-year-old student, Jessica Brinker and pickup driver, 19-year-old Saniel Schatz.
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whiteforever

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Aug 12, 2010
 

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KTVI-You people are horrible. What has happened to proof reading?...Saniel Schatz? And why must you keep running this story, over and over and over? It's done, victims have been buried. What about the 2 bus drivers? Are they back driving?
David Santa Barbara CA

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As I bus driver myself, this seems to be a case of bus driver error. "She" did not pay attention to what was in front of her while "checking her mirrors". The second driver was plainly following too closely to react. Inexperience that caused devastating consequences. I'm so sorry for the families.
Saniel

Ballwin, MO

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Aug 12, 2010
 
Pathetic typos.
boycotting

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Aug 12, 2010
 
Shame on fox 2.....not bad enough the stories you did about Danile Schatz and his family past....but now to butcher his name...shame on this station. hire a proofreader and get your crap together. I am so disappointed in this station. Used to be one of my favorites...now will not be watching at all.
Big J

Saint Louis, MO

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Aug 12, 2010
 
I worked on a project near this area. the construction markings are not up to standard at all. What makes this worse is that the streach is a nice long straight run where the crash occured. people go through here way too fast.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

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Aug 12, 2010
 
boycotting wrote:
Shame on fox 2.....not bad enough the stories you did about Danile Schatz and his family past....but now to butcher his name...shame on this station. hire a proofreader and get your crap together. I am so disappointed in this station. Used to be one of my favorites...now will not be watching at all.
Guess you need a proofreader as well
whiteforever

Ballwin, MO

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Aug 12, 2010
 
Good to see what other readers think of Fox 2. Whenever the news comes on that channel, I immediately switch channels. Can't stand sad faced Mandy Murphey and the jerk weatherman,Dave Murray. Not to mention Roche Madden and the way he says Fox. What a pile of jokers they are.
what a shame

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you should have more focus on the bus drivers.
I was on the tour bus behind the wreck. I seen the pickup, I seen both school buses flying by us, they were driving too fast, too close, yes it was driver error and they should be charged with involuntary manslaughter. I am tired of these wrecks, they could have been prevented. I was not sure if the tour bus we were in behind the wreck has a road ready camera but they should supnena it if they do. They made the transportation industry look real bad and it affects all of us. You have to pay attention to the "big picture" When you see lots of traffic, back off a little, I am sure the families of the dead kids would agree. And inexperience didn't seem to be the problem here, if the driver was 75, I am sure, the driver knew everything about the bus, just in too big of a hurry, too confident, in bad traffic especial that area, slow down, use flashers, back off, increase your following distance. God bless the families and friends
Bus Driver 2

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Aug 16, 2010
 
Tow words: Following distance!
Bus Drivers Granddaughter

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Im just letting all of you know that My grandmother passed away last week. She was a wonderful grandmother and a wonderful bus driver. She always took care of the kids on the bus. Some people need to get there stuff straight.The bus wreck took a huge toll on her, as her granddaughter i watched what it did to her. She was my bus driver when i was little, and even if she was 75 she would be the only one i would get on a bus with , even to this day. So saying that its time to let her rest in peace, she is in a much better place. She will be missed by many students and staff, and many other people in the community.
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Feb 20, 2012
 
I am so sorry. I knew her many years ago. I do believe that she deverse peace. Accidents happen, fault can be passed around. I hope you and your family so semblance of peace.
Bus Drivers Granddaughter wrote:
Im just letting all of you know that My grandmother passed away last week. She was a wonderful grandmother and a wonderful bus driver. She always took care of the kids on the bus. Some people need to get there stuff straight.The bus wreck took a huge toll on her, as her granddaughter i watched what it did to her. She was my bus driver when i was little, and even if she was 75 she would be the only one i would get on a bus with , even to this day. So saying that its time to let her rest in peace, she is in a much better place. She will be missed by many students and staff, and many other people in the community.
Bus Drivers Granddaughter

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Feb 20, 2012
 
Thank you, its going to be hard and we are going to miss her. :) she's a very special person to many. Im glad you said accidents happen, some people just dont understand that.
former passenger

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Feb 20, 2012
 
She was an amazing woman, with a heart as big as any Ive ever met. I truly believe she would've given her life that day to not let anyone else get hurt. Accidents do happen, and I'm sorry she had to endure all this the last couple years of her life. She was my first bus driver ever, and my favorite!! May she rest in peace, and may her and Buck watch over their family. Prayers to all the family, as I knew a few of the grand kids from riding the bus

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