School bus explodes after hitting deer!

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School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby Ben Sobieck » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:37 am

WINONA, Minn. - Witnesses say a school bus carrying about two dozen Winona Middle School basketball players was on fire Friday evening as it drove toward a middle school, where it burst into flames in the parking lot.

No one was hurt.

Bob Koch of Minnesota City Bus Service, which owns the bus, says the driver hit a deer and didn't stop. The animal got caught under the bus and may have broken an oil line.

Winona firefighter John Yackel says witnesses reported seeing the bus "burning" while traveling down the road toward the middle school.

However, Koch says the driver didn't know there was a problem until he was about a block from the school. He says he pulled into the parking lot and immediately evacuated the bus.

A coach ran inside to grab fire extinguishers while others called 911. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Multhaup says the bus was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Koch says no one should be blamed for the "freak accident."


Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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RE: School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby Patriot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:50 am

Glad to hear no one was hurt here.
 
This gives new meaning to the term "deer drive."
 
 
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RE: School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby JPH » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:58 am

"Explodes"?

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RE: School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby Patriot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:01 am

I think someone was adding a bit of "journalistic touch" with that title.
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RE: School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby 69Viking » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:27 am

Damn, small world!  I was born in Winona, MN!  My Dad still lives there.  That is crazy what happened to that bus!

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RE: School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby DeerCamp » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:50 pm

Holy cow!! That's insane.. Im glad to hear that no one was hurt tho.
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RE: School bus explodes after hitting deer!

Postby schlupis » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:18 pm

Im glad nobody was hurt... Hope the MN dnr doesnt get wind of this incident or they will be in EAB next year aswell as multiple t-zones with unlimited tags... I couldnt resist.


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