Amazing What People Can Survive

Last Friday a 24 year old Fort Collins woman slammed her car at 55 MPH into the back of a school bus, which was stopped to pick up a child along a rural road. Somehow she seems to have survived the crash.

The impact threw the bus forward 18 feet. None of the children were seriously injured,

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Fort Collins woman improving after bus crash

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21 Responses to Amazing What People Can Survive

  1. kbray in california says:

    When you hear that “ding, ding”, reading your texts is hard to resist…

    …such results could be the consequences…

    nice car.

  2. philjourdan says:

    God loves that woman.

    • nigelf says:

      I bet if you asked her she would tell you right now that she wasn’t worried at all about a bit of mild warming.

  3. tom0mason says:

    The Toyota Solara will not be repairable, the lady driver hopefully will be.

  4. gator69 says:

    Talk about getting thrown under the bus!

  5. Adam Gallon says:

    I assume she was very shorts, the type who peers through the steering wheel! I am surprised that there’s no anti-submarining bars on the rear of the bus, to prevent such a result from happening.

  6. stewart pid says:

    Hey …. did anyone look at the pictures at the bottom of the article and if so did you notice the wing / spoiler on the back of the school bus? What is with that?

  7. That car looks like it gets great gas mileage.

  8. Streetcred says:

    Brings a whole new meaning to ‘low-rider’.

  9. Robertv says:

    In Love With My Car

  10. RCM says:

    The ‘spoiler’ on the back of the bus is actually there to direct air flow over the rear window of the bus, blow the dust off, and keep it clean. These things were pretty common back in the 60’s and 70’s when station wagons ruled the highway. Nowadays they’ve been replaced with rear window wipers. Here’s a picture of an old AMC station wagon with one…. Note the attempt to appeal to “Green” customers by covering it with woodgrained vinyl.

    1978 American Motors Matador Station Wagon

  11. R. de Haan says:

    Thanks to tech solutions accidents like this are not possible in the near future.
    You can now buy a care that stop automatically if an object blocks it;s trajectory and the driver is “sleeping”. The same system also keep a minimum safety distance on the highway and automatically adjusts the speed of the vehicle of the car in front accelerates or decelerates.
    We have come a long way since the introduction of the safety steering column, the safety belt, the airbag and the energy absorbing deformation zone.

    Another very useful application, the FLIR night vision camera, now becoming a standard in MB cars.

    • philjourdan says:

      Here’s a problem with the “smart” cars that stop like that. The driver is not expecting it, so the results are virtually the same. They are thrown through the windshield or some other mishap because they are driving along, oblivious to their surroundings, and then they are stopped.

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