School Bus Driver Wrecks With Kids

School Bus Driver Wrecks With Kids

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LovesClarksburg

Bridgeport, WV

#1 Dec 20, 2012
Driver Wrecks with kids on board in Doddridge and doesn't immediately take them to be checked out. Has bus tethering over deep creek and doesn't try to secure kids safety. Just calls in for a tow! Not till kids go to school nurse with bumps and sore legs and ankles. Thought when kids are injured, they must immediately go for medical checks.
Hopefully Responsible

West Union, WV

#2 Dec 20, 2012
To your knowlege are the children OK?
Seriously

Bridgeport, WV

#3 Dec 20, 2012
Children are ok -- Slid off of small bridge while turning ---

The QUESTION needs to be asked: WHAT ARE THE PROTOCOLS and WERE THEY FOLLOWED????

IF NOT - then WHY WEREN'T THEY?????
Quiet Observer

Newaygo, MI

#4 Dec 20, 2012
When and where did this happen? Today?

Did all eventually get checked out OK? Would think that if a tow truck was called 'cause of wreck, that police would have also been called, and surely they would know how to handle things. Glad it wasn't more serious!.
LovesClarksburg

Fairmont, WV

#5 Dec 21, 2012
No police. He FRIENDS slid off but then gunned it and almost tipped it over. Was tettering over deep creek. When he first calld in, didn't even say how bad it was, asked for a truck winch, ha. no way, had to have a tow. When he gunned it, kids were thrown everywhere and some were hurt. They should hav been sent to hospital from right there. Took to school and then to be cheked out.
a crowley

Shinnston, WV

#6 Dec 21, 2012
Who was the driver? You should see Plaugher, out Hunters Fork and long run.....be prepared to go in the ditch.
jagwire88

West Union, WV

#7 Dec 21, 2012
How come the POLICE in Doddridge are not looking into this matter if its even true ??
If its true and kids were hurt then its time to fire his BUTT and may have somekinda lawsuite comming on down the line !! I know if it was one of my kids I would have my atty on the phone and have paper work going now!!!
WHO's in charge of the bus's ? is it that ROSS guy?? if so you may just as well forget it, nothing will be done.
a crowley

Shinnston, WV

#8 Dec 22, 2012
It does not surprise me at all, I have never saw speeding vehicles as bad as buses. Especially the stretch of road from napa's to the bridge.They drive like maniacs on the back roads.Was visiting on hunters fork and 3kids came in shaking from Plaugher running off the road and down in a meadow, The people called the school board and they laughed! He has been reported more then once, nothing done.
jagwire88

West Union, WV

#9 Dec 22, 2012
Once again lets look at who in charge here in good old Doddridge county wv,first we have the butt brothers Rick and Oyler in one level ?? what ever that means ????? then in the bus garage we have the jerk off also knowen as mr know it all Ross and his butt boy band of drivers who also moon light as school counslers and think they can pull any kid out from a room and have a talk ??DONT THINK SO !!!!!! once again they belong to a lodge and churchs and have to stick there big old know it all heads in mine and yours business, SAD !! SO FEN SAD we have so called men who act like old women..... LMFAO at them all the time.

AND Merry Christmas ??
Hopefully Responsible

West Union, WV

#10 Dec 22, 2012
Who manages the school bus drivers?
jagwire88

West Union, WV

#11 Dec 22, 2012
THE jerks name is ross.
Why

Weston, WV

#12 Dec 22, 2012
OK guys --- WHY are you bit**ing on here about the school bus drivers???? WHat good will it do?????

You expect THEM to abide by the rules and laws and all your bit**ing is doing is allowing them time to cover it so nothing will be done --

IF you REALLY want something done file a formal WRITTEN complaint with the Superintendent -- cc the Board Members -- call the safe schools hotline ---

Nobody is going to do a thing about your worries until it is in writing and they are forced to----

BTW -- Have YOU ever driven a bus and had to put up with some of these kids????(Not your own, of course -- they NEVER do anything wrong???)

Then there is the FACT that the busses are too big for the roads in most places in the county?????? Then there is the additional traffic on the roads ---

Get your FACTS together -- WRITE a letter to the BOE --
jagwire88

West Union, WV

#13 Dec 22, 2012
Write a letter to who ?? the BOE ? are you kidding me !!they are asll hooked at the hip and are bed buddys.you must be out there in left field, if you want anything done you have to write to our senator
in wash DC, then the GOV office and the main office in Charleston wv about the troubles here in Doddridge county. You will get nowhere if you talk to these people here in town, they will give one another heads up on whats comming down the pipe line at them to cover one another BUTTS.you may as well put the FOX in the hen house after the crime..
this is west union folks where 99% are married in to one another or have strong ties and dinner together and much much more.... I grew up in this area and have a darn good idea on how it works. even as a child i was told what to do and what not to say and who to hang around with.. NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND???
a crowley

Shinnston, WV

#14 Dec 22, 2012
Already done, as usual the superintentendant office ignored that too.And "what the drivers have to put up with",?They should be allowed to wreck, run off the road and speed because of ornery kids? If they can't handle the kids, find work elsewhere. And part of the time the speeding is when the bus is empty, no excuses
jagwire88

West Union, WV

#15 Dec 22, 2012
I think they should drive for the ZOMBIE school system ??
Nameless

Salem, WV

#16 Dec 22, 2012
This was my bus that wrecked.. I was on the bus at the time. Jim our bus driver is not very good. I liked Butch Mcgill MUCH better. It was very scary when he wrecked. The bus was almost full.. He was backing up and missed the side of the bridge on slaughter run. The bus tipped.. There was only one tire on land keeping us from flipping and sinking. We had to go into a lady's house and call our parents.. Then they just called a new bus and took us to school. It was scary. I'm not going to say my name, but this was ridiculous.
Nameless

Salem, WV

#17 Dec 22, 2012
Oh and his name is JIM, not Ross?
Why

Weston, WV

#18 Dec 23, 2012
IF you have a problem -- Find out what the policies are --- File your (WRITTEN) complaint through the steps -- 1. Transportation Director --- 2. Super.--- 3. Board Meeting --- The Safe Schools Hotline can be included in every step --

My point is that BI***ing on line isn't going to solve anything --

More than likely, the kids had their cell phones so where are the pictures -----

I think I know the culvert-bridge you are speaking about --- NORMALLY there is maybe calf deep water there --- Even though it was raining, it's not like the Middle Island ---

And I guess that having the students to stand out in the cold- pouring rain while waiting for another bus and waiting their turn to be checked would have been ok -- instead of being removed directly to a warm bus -- taken to the warm dry school where they could be checked out ---

But think about this -- there wasn't and bleeding or breathing difficulties -- the bus was stable --- No glass breakage --- No damage to the bus ---

I am sorry that your children were jarred around and scared but THANKFUL TO GOD that it wasn't a complete rollover or a wreck with another vehicle --
jagwire88

West Union, WV

#19 Dec 23, 2012
This topix is for all of us to say whats on our mind and to pass on info if needed !
Why

Bridgeport, WV

#20 Dec 23, 2012
I know that and encourage it --- But this is a different situation --- IF the kids are being endangered then you (who know about it) needs to take the steps to get something done about it --- Writing on topix may make you feel better but does nothing for the kids ----

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