Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Seven Killed in School Bus Crash

This is tragic.

LAKE BUTLER, Fla.— Seven children were killed Wednesday and three others were seriously injured in a fiery accident involving a school bus, car and semi truck in rural north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

All seven children in the car died. They had been adopted by a single family. The car was driven by 15-year-old Nicki Mann, who was accompanied by her siblings Elizabeth Mann, 15, Johnny Mann, 13, Heaven Mann, 3, Ashley Kenn, 13, Miranda Finn, who was either 8-or 9-years-old, and Anthony Lamb, who was almost two years old. Lamb was in the process of being adopted, said FHP Lt. Mike Burroughs said.

Nicki Mann, who was driving illegally, was headed towards the children's home about two miles north of the crash site, Burroughs said.

It was unclear why the children were unaccompanied in the car. Nine students were on the bus, three of whom were ejected out of the bus during the crash, Burroughs said. The extent of their injuries was unclear.

Burroughs said three were seriously injured, while the rest had minor injuries. The operator of two Shands Hospitals said they initially received eight patients, five of whom were children. Two of those children were in fair condition and three in serious condition. Of the remaining three patients, two were treated and released, while the others remained hospitalized in good condition.

My prayers are with that families of the children involved. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose seven children in an instant.


At 10:44 PM, Blogger Ken said...

I enjoyed eading your blog. You seem really into your major. I have a lot of interest in politics,but I haven't posted anything on my newest blog other than just whatever rambles out of my mind early in the morning.

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Maryland political dude said...

This event
I heard about this on the news and my heart dropped
A million questions should be asked
nothing else to say


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