Drivers injured when school bus, delivery truck crash in Windham; 27 children not hurt

Jan 2, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Lowell Sun

Two drivers were hospitalized, but 27 children escaped injury when a school bus collided with a FedEx delivery truck on Route 111A Wednesday afternoon. via Lowell Sun

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lynne

Norton, MA

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Jan 4, 2008
 
This is a terrible accident these delivary truck drivers are always speeding because they are in a hurry. I drive a bus and i can not count how many near misses i have had with these types of vehicles . These companies need to stop these practices. Ita only a matter of time before they cause a ,ore serious accident then what accord.
speeding

Cambridge, MA

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Lynne, I couldnt agree more. I nearly got in an accident with a FedEx truck yesterday that ran a red light
mike

Hudson, NH

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Jan 4, 2008
 
thats a lie i,m a delivery guy and i see school buses speeding and driving stupid,there are some delivery trucks that do speed but not fed ex ,we need to the bus companies to hire better drivers,look in the mirror lynne
speeding

Cambridge, MA

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Mike, you might not drive poorly, but plenty of those drivers do
Mom

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Jan 4, 2008
 
I agree... I drove past this incident, and it's not just the drivers at issue here... the children were traumatized after the incident. I've seen Bus drivers assume that they can use all of the road just because they are the school bus.. but whether or not they have the right of way doesn't mean they can throw caution to the wind.
Everyone is in a hurry... even the bus drivers... everyone has someplace else to be.
peter

Milton, MA

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Jan 5, 2008
 
those fed ex drivers are always in a rush. mike from londonderry,nh is the liar. he must be a fed ex manager.
mike

Hudson, NH

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Jan 5, 2008
 
ok peter maybe u r right. but r u saying school bus drivers dont speed ,my kids ride the school buses,and gets scared on them every day,and u dont think people in normal cars dont speed???/ there are more car accidents a year then u hear about fed ex crashs they are people to.am i wrong about that??
peter

Milton, MA

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Jan 6, 2008
 
mike wrote:
ok peter maybe u r right. but r u saying school bus drivers dont speed ,my kids ride the school buses,and gets scared on them every day,and u dont think people in normal cars dont speed???/ there are more car accidents a year then u hear about fed ex crashs they are people to.am i wrong about that??
no mike you are not wrong fed ex drivers are people to. let me clear things up a bit. the reason why fed ex drivers speed, is due to the fact that they are required to ferform a set number of stops per hour. it all comes down to corporate greed. and all i can say is that thank god no one was killed. the drivers are not saving lives, they are delivering packages. as far as your children are concerned get them off that unsafe school bus.
mike

Hudson, NH

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Jan 6, 2008
 
peter that fed ex driver is just trying to make a living,,i just read he was at fault,but there are way to many auto accidents and drunk drivers killing people then there fed ex drivers
redneck

Lexington, SC

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Jan 7, 2008
 
people who drive cars have no smarts there dumb as black in an all white area
redneck

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Jan 7, 2008
 
speeding wrote:
Lynne, I couldnt agree more. I nearly got in an accident with a FedEx truck yesterday that ran a red light
shut up loser maybe u ran the red light dummy
redneck

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Jan 7, 2008
 
u talk like u smoke crack lynn
lou

Brooklyn, NY

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Jan 8, 2008
 
Maybe you need to go back to NC Redneck. Sounds like you still live in 1960.
speeding

Somerville, MA

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Jan 8, 2008
 
Lou, Redneck sounds like a kid trying to push peoples buttons.
back to class, kid!
1092wilm

Fairhaven, MA

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Jan 13, 2008
 
lynne wrote:
This is a terrible accident these delivary truck drivers are always speeding because they are in a hurry. I drive a bus and i can not count how many near misses i have had with these types of vehicles . These companies need to stop these practices. Ita only a matter of time before they cause a ,ore serious accident then what accord.
Funny how many times I see bus drivers here in Wilmington doing 40-45 MPH on my street that has a 25 MPH speed limit. The street has an electronic speed sign and frequently see buses tripping the sign over 40 when walking the dogs.

“hey ppl!!!”

Since: Jan 08

litchfield,NH

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Jan 13, 2008
 
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Tired

Newburyport, MA

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Jan 13, 2008
 
peter wrote:
<quoted text> no mike you are not wrong fed ex drivers are people to. let me clear things up a bit. the reason why fed ex drivers speed, is due to the fact that they are required to ferform a set number of stops per hour. it all comes down to corporate greed. and all i can say is that thank god no one was killed. the drivers are not saving lives, they are delivering packages. as far as your children are concerned get them off that unsafe school bus.
It isn't just "corporate greed". The customers who don't get their crap when promised raise holy hell about it. If you thought for a minute the guy in the dlivery truck might be dragging his feet while you were waiting for something, I'll bet you'd be singing a different tune. Also, while we're on the subject, some of the worst drivers I have encountered lately are SCHOOLBUS drivers, Some seem to think that big yellow tank is immune to all the laws of the road.
cars suck

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Jan 18, 2008
 
People who drive cars suck, they think they are important cause they work 9 to 5 and go home, what a life .Man that box they call an office must be nice .Oh wait i see the whole country and make 100,000 plus a year .No way i could work in a office, now i see why they in a hurry to cut a truck time to get home ,to fix dinner for the kids and the husband who sleeps around on them cause they fat and ugly ...lynn ....silly goose ...go kill yourself world would be better off with out you .Cars suck .Trucks run this country ....With out us you dont have a thing.
Bus driver

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Mar 26, 2008
 
I have to admit, from what i have seen, bus drivers will do anything to run to schedule. I dont have a car and use my free pass to get around. Some drivers i dread catching. Believe me or dont, but i obey EVERY speed limit, meaning i run very late and risk losing my job next week.
Ashley

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Jul 25, 2008
 
to "Cars suck" from GA. You are SO right. My boyfriend runs a mrs. Bairds bread route and trucks drive fine. Its the dumbass people in cars that think cutting a truck off with no blinker is somehow legal and save. And the more expensive the car, the worse the driver. Not to mention that people buying those cars are idiots (their warranties and quality suck) but they don't seem to be too developed with understanding that a LARGE truck is heavy and 5 inches at a red light gives no room to stop without getting your head filled with bread. You don't see that we get up at 1 am in a 90 degree warehouse to load up bread for 2 hours to get bread to stores so you unthankfull a-holes can come to stores and gripe about how we drive. Get over it, buses and trucks own the road. People driving them work hard, so suck it up and watch your ass cause it'll get knocked off.

Not to mention, commercially truck insurance policies for indepent operators runs somewhere around $1,000,000. So if you somehow are proven in the right, though you can't get your big head off your cell phone, it raises our bill somewhere around 5 dollars a week.

So next time you think about pulling out in front of a truck and mumble "he'll stop" under your breath, think again and get off the damn cell phone.

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