Child Hurt On Bus !!!!!

United States
October 30, 2008 6:37am CST
There was a bus driver taking kids home the other day. The kids were all saying for her to hit the dip in the road hard well she decided to speed up and hit it. Well the kids were liking it alot. So she went around the block and did it again. Well the last time she did that she was going to fast hit the dip and sent kids on the bus flying in the air. There was this little girl i think they said she was 6 but thats not the point. She was flying in the air came down and hit her back on the seat, it had knocked the air out of her. If she didnt say anything to the bus driver that she was not feeling good she would have gone home and died that day. She went to the hosptial and they ran x-rays and found out that she had puntured her liver and she had internal bleeding. The bus driver was arrest and is being charged in injurying this poor little girl. I hope that she will do jail time. This is very serious and it just proves my point about my son on the bus. I something like would have happen to my son. Im sorry i would have found out where that driver lived and i can tell you he/or she would not be walking after i was done with them. That is just to much for kids to have to deal with. It is not fair to those children that have to trust their life in a bus drivers hand. I swear this lady should go to jail. Well i hope this cought your attention and hope all is well with everyone and love your children you never know what can happen to them that day.
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@owlwings (39779)
• Cambridge, England
30 Oct 08
That sounds like very irresponsible driving. I don't know if jail is appropriate (aren't the jails already too full of people who are a real menace to the public?) but she should certainly lose her school bus driver's licence. Isn't it about time that, for the children's safety and the driver's, seatbelts were compulsory on your school buses? Here in the UK, all long distance coaches must have lap belts and customers are obliged to wear them (the driver can be charged if he doesn't take reasonable steps to see that they do). The same doesn't apply, however, to town buses, which many children use to and from school. I am not sure what applies in the case of school buses but since these are usually private coaches, I guess that they are fitted with belts and that they must be worn.
• United States
30 Oct 08
Well here in the U.S there are not seat belts and i do think that this lady going to jail is good for her. She knows that she was not supposed to do that with children in the bus and i do not think jail is to hard for this lady. She could have killed that poor child then what,,,, she would have been in jail. I think if the police that it was no big deal then she wouldnt be there in the jail now. What if that was your child that got hurt. You can tell me that you would say okay lets just slap her on the wrist and let her go. I think taking her license away and giving her jail time would be a great idea. Just stop and think if that was you child how would you respond.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
STOP! Owlwings, loose her school bus driver's license? That is it? She murdered a child!!! If that were your 6 year old child, do you think then she should spend jail time? I don't know about you, but my opinion is losing her drivers license is not near enough. Killing a child deserve much more than that!!! I am a strong believer in... the punishment should fit the crime!
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@owlwings (39779)
• Cambridge, England
30 Oct 08
I too, think that the punishment should fit the crime. I wasn't suggesting that she ONLY lose her license, of course. There should certainly be a hefty fine and, perhaps, a ban on working with children ever again. I am a firm believer that a jail sentence doesn't solve anything except to keep an offender out of circulation. It would be more important and relevant for this person to learn the consequences of her irresponsibility through community service and rehabilitation. Yes, if this were my child, I should be very angry and insist that both the driver and the company who hired her were made aware of their responsibilities. It's a very serious case and indeed fortunate that the child didn't die. The driver would then, of course, have been charged with man-slaughter (not murder, which requires criminal intent). I would also campaign vigorously for seatbelts on school buses. I hope that your anger at the incident inspires you to do the same. I don't know who is responsible for school transport in the US - Federal Government or the State or whether it is contracted to private companies. While there is no excuse for this individual's behaviour, it still highlights the fact that 50 or so loose school children in the charge of one person whose attention should be on driving safely is a recipe for disaster. Even if the rough ride were unavoidable, the injury would have been avoided if the children had been wearing seatbelts. It's up to a judge to decide whether a prison sentence is necessary or desirable in this case. Nothing we could say on that count would make any difference. Where we can make a difference, however, is in lobbying our representatives and the press in a move to make travel on school buses safer for both the children and the driver. I think that is a far more important issue (and more worthy of our energy) than arguing about whether a particular person should serve a jail sentence.
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