Alert: 1 killed in bus crash near Wic...

Alert: 1 killed in bus crash near Wickenburg

There are 5 comments on the ABC15.com story from Feb 29, 2008, titled Alert: 1 killed in bus crash near Wickenburg. In it, ABC15.com reports that:

One person was killed on Friday in three-vehicle accident near Wickenburg. Officials from the Department of Public Safety said another four people were injured in the wreck near the junction of State Route 93 ... via ABC15.com

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dave

United States

#1 Mar 1, 2008
could you please give me more info about this

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Since: Mar 07

Wittmann Arizona

#2 Mar 1, 2008
dave wrote:
could you please give me more info about this
go to this link

http://www.topix.com/city/wittmann-az/2008/02...
J W Simms

Black Canyon City, AZ

#3 Mar 1, 2008
Maybe it was a medical condition on the part of the two !! drivers, or maybe it was a mechanical malfunction of the two !! automobiles that caused the two !! vehicle's to serve out of control and slam into a bus, killing two !! more people.

But please don't anybody make the asinine suggestion that it might possibly have been caused by speeding or careless and reckless driving, even if that turns out to be the reported cause. We all know from reading previous post in these forums, that just is not possible.
A witness

Henderson, NV

#4 Mar 2, 2008
dave wrote:
could you please give me more info about this
An All Aboard America tour bus, carrying 39 Xavier Prep School lacrosse team members and 4 chaperones was involved in an accident as it was transporting the team from the school in Phoenix, AZ to the Best of the West lacrosse Tournamen in Las Vegas, NV.
The bus was traveling northbound in the left lane of a four-lane divided highway at approximately 2:15 PM. A white 89 Olds vehicle, attemtping to enter onto the south bound lanes of Hwy 93, failed to make a complete stop at stop sign and struck a Ford Taurus station wagon. Due to the speed of the impact, these two vehicles were thrown into the lane of th tour bus. The tour bus driver, recognizing that if he turned into the median of the dividied highway, which was a sandy area lower than the road level and with a dip, would make the bus tip to its side of roll over causing more injuries. The driver held the road as best as he could as the Ford Taurus, striking the bus' front passenger side, flipped over and took out the lower passenger windshield of the bus and jamming the passenger door into its jam.
All 43 people on board and the driver were physically uninjured. The passengers and driver remained in the bus for 40 plus minutes waiting for the emergency response services to perform their jobs.
Of the 39 student onboard, 4 elected to return home when their families picked them up. The team members, their chaperones and the driver were moved to Los Viajerios Inn in Wickenburg, AZ waiting for a replcement bus. The driver of the bus continued on to Las Vegas with the team.
The bus, a prevost 45 pssenger tour bus, was equipped with a satellite imaging device and the scene was transmittted to its origin. This, along with the on-scene investiation, continues to be evaluated.
Two person from the Ford Taurus were killed. Three were injured, two from the Taurus and the driver of the 89 Olds.

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Since: Mar 07

Wittmann Arizona

#5 Mar 2, 2008
A witness wrote:
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An All Aboard America tour bus, carrying 39 Xavier Prep School lacrosse team members and 4 chaperones was involved in an accident as it was transporting the team from the school in Phoenix, AZ to the Best of the West lacrosse Tournamen in Las Vegas, NV.
The bus was traveling northbound in the left lane of a four-lane divided highway at approximately 2:15 PM. A white 89 Olds vehicle, attemtping to enter onto the south bound lanes of Hwy 93, failed to make a complete stop at stop sign and struck a Ford Taurus station wagon. Due to the speed of the impact, these two vehicles were thrown into the lane of th tour bus. The tour bus driver, recognizing that if he turned into the median of the dividied highway, which was a sandy area lower than the road level and with a dip, would make the bus tip to its side of roll over causing more injuries. The driver held the road as best as he could as the Ford Taurus, striking the bus' front passenger side, flipped over and took out the lower passenger windshield of the bus and jamming the passenger door into its jam.
All 43 people on board and the driver were physically uninjured. The passengers and driver remained in the bus for 40 plus minutes waiting for the emergency response services to perform their jobs.
Of the 39 student onboard, 4 elected to return home when their families picked them up. The team members, their chaperones and the driver were moved to Los Viajerios Inn in Wickenburg, AZ waiting for a replcement bus. The driver of the bus continued on to Las Vegas with the team.
The bus, a prevost 45 pssenger tour bus, was equipped with a satellite imaging device and the scene was transmittted to its origin. This, along with the on-scene investiation, continues to be evaluated.
Two person from the Ford Taurus were killed. Three were injured, two from the Taurus and the driver of the 89 Olds.
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