Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by mandiedq, Oct 2, 2013.
Wonder what kind of bus?
"The wreck involved an overturned passenger bus, a tractor trailer and a passenger car."
Much more at link.
"At least six" dead being reported.
Now 8. Church bus.
Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, NC
From the church's website:
September 30th-October 2nd
Young At Heart to Gatlinburg
Young at Heart will leave the church Monday morning at 8:00am to head to
Gatlinburg. Due to the Jubilee Conference, there will be no OASIS Bible Study on
Monday, September 30th or Joyful Singers Rehearsal on Tuesday, October 1
This appears to have been a seniors ministry.
Knoxville news station streaming online.
Press conference at link set for 6:30.
This happened about 20 minutes down the road from me. In fact, my husband and I just traveled this section of I-40 on Saturday on our way celebrate our 5th anniversary in Gatlinburg. So very sad. My heartfelt prayers go out to all of those involved in this tragic accident.
I wonder if they know that their audio feed is live on WBIR's live stream, or was. Still waiting for the presser to start.
Apparently the presser on WBIR has been moved back to 6:45.
Presser has begun, but I can barely hear them.
so sad )-;
Thank you, if you had not posted I would have missed it all together as I had to refresh the page!
14 taken to UT Med:
At least 8 dead on the scene...possibly driver...families have not yet been notified
Believe it was a blow-out on the bus, but will be looking into the bus DOT inspection history, driver's history, the bus braking system, possible other mechanical failures
I-40 traffic being re-routed for at least 2-3 hours and maybe even all night
(The raw footage on the WBIR site is horrendous)
Bus crossed through median barrier, hit SUV, 18-wheeler hit bus
IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO SUSPECT THEY HAVE A LOVED ONE INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT CAN CALL:
I-40 traffic is being diverted at the "Newport exit"
No minors involved in the accident
Crash scene footage ***GRAPHIC***
Raw helicopter footage of wreak. I cannot even tell where the SUV involved is!
Incredibly sad. My thoughts are with all those involved in the accident, as well as their friends and loved ones. Such a tragedy, for all involved. :rose:
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