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https://www.yahoo.com/gma/3-dead-including-middle-school-student-oklahoma-bus-143107755--abc-news-topstories.html 

 

I am sure some of you have seen this, but this accident hits close to home for me. My wife's ex-husband (who I consider a friend) is a Coach at Konawa. I live about 20 miles from this small Oklahoma community (population 1,200 app). The young girl who lost her life was one of his athletes. He coaches JH softball in the summer and fall, but not in the spring. As a coach and bus driver myself, I can tell you that one of my biggest fears in life is having a wreck while driving a bus with kids on it. Those kids are someone else's babies and the responsibility you feel is incredible. I cannot imagine what the coach, girls, family members, and the community are going through. 

 

I am actually fishing in Konawa tomorrow and I am sure it will be on my mind.

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sorry to hear about that brother

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Terrible. Couldn't even imagine. I was in a bus wreck when I was in school. My little sister and I were the first 2 on the bus every morning and lived on top of a hill. Someone wasn't paying attention and crossed over the line and hit the bus head on as soon as we sat down going 50 mph. It was a pretty violent collision even in such a large vehicle. 

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My prayers go out to the victims and their families and friends. So sad to hear about things like this. 

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That's terrible news. Praying for those involved.

I witnessed and was the first responder to a bad accident just up the road from my house. A VW beetle with 5 high school kids went around the curve way too fast and hit a school bus head on. None of the kids on the bus were hurt but 3 of the kids in the beetle were in bad shape. Found out later the driver was doing drugs right before it happenned. When I got there, his face was a bloody mess. 

Met him years later and he had completely recovered and the other injured kids did too.

He was very fortunate and blessed to have survived through his foolish actions, which nearly took other peoples lives.

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A senseless and preventable tragedy @jbsoonerfan, my thoughts are with the community.

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So sad to read this.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved.  Such a preventable tragedy.

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