Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
DF5.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hilton NY
Posts: 343
Interesting ride home

We went camping at Hickory Hill in Bath NY this weekend. It was wet and wild weekend there. We had a great weekend. On the way home saw a bus on it's side in the woods. One guy was top and another was in front. I stopped and we started helping people out before the troopers and EMTs showed up. After 4 Mercy flight choppers and I don't know how many ambulances I left. Say prayers for the 37 on the bus. There were 35 survivors. I have never seen anything like that in my life

At least 19 injured in tour bus crash on I-390 - Corning, NY - The Corning Leader
__________________

__________________
Doug

2011 Prime Time Tracer 3000BHS
2007 Ford Expedition
Reese Dual Cam HP Hitch
Nights Camped 2015-5 in TT
DF5.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Fire Instructor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Upstate (Albany Area) NY
Posts: 772
One prelim report is that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. (Quickly denied by tour bus company!) Road (I-390 NB) still partially closed between Exits 1 & 2 for accident reconstruction. Local detour in place.
__________________

__________________
Fire Instructor

2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab w/Cummins Turbo Diesel, 2009 Rockwood 2607, and 3 'yaks!
300W of Suntech Solar, a Rogue MPT-3024 Controller, and a Xantrex PW2000 Inverter
Fire Instructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
Boondocker
 
BC Camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 47
Hope everyone is OK! Never like coming on accident scenes when i am travelling. Good that you were able to lend a hand!
__________________
T.V.- 89 F250 XLT Lariat Supercab with a 460
2009 Rockwood 8317SS AKA "ROCKY"
Family of 7,5 Teenagers, a Welsh Terrier and a Airedale Terrier!


BC Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 12:47 PM   #4
Villa Estate 392FLFB
 
The_Stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,085
scary thing to come across!

and they will do anything to stick the driver with 'falling asleep'. even if you swerve to avoid a deer and end in the ditch they will blame the driver. that is why there is so many animals dead on the roads.
__________________
One state/province at a time!
Full Timing - Salem Villa Estate - 392FLFB - Purchased July 29th 2010
The_Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
DF5.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hilton NY
Posts: 343
The first thing that caught my eye when I came up on it was the chunks of tires on the side of the road and the marks in the pavement and down off the road. Front right tire blew out.
__________________
Doug

2011 Prime Time Tracer 3000BHS
2007 Ford Expedition
Reese Dual Cam HP Hitch
Nights Camped 2015-5 in TT
DF5.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canandaigua,New York (The heart of the Finger Lakes)
Posts: 487
Yes -(DF5.4), Driver did NOT fall asleep. The right front tire blew out and he lost control of the bus. Sad....just another accident.
__________________

__________________

David & Annamarie & 2-Pugs (Fatty and Harley)
2011 Rockwood Windjammer 3065
2011 Ford F-250 6.2- V8
2011 Hensley Arrow "NO-SWAY" Hitch
BigRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.