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Old 01-25-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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7 Die in accident from one Family!

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/25/bus.crash/index.html

What horrible news! There van was rearended by a tractor trailor into a school bus.
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I just heard this on the news.
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Other than the truck driver & probably the bus driver where were any adults?????
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there weren't any adults, the 15 year old was driving illegally without an adult in the car

tragic
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yes its horrible, what else are we supposed to say? millions of people die every day, and they dont all get their own FYM thread!
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yes its horrible, what else are we supposed to say? millions of people die every day, and they dont all get their own FYM thread!
That was pretty rude.

Now CNN says that the grandfather had a massive heart attack upon hearing the news and died.
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^Good grief! So much tragedy for one family.
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yes its horrible, what else are we supposed to say? millions of people die every day, and they dont all get their own FYM thread!
That is a very disgusting remark!


http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/26/bus.crash/index.html
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Now CNN says that the grandfather had a massive heart attack upon hearing the news and died.
Yes - and wasn't it so nice that the media was there to talk to the mother of the children whose father it was who died. She was barely coherent and sobbing, but the news media got their soundbite. And the completely unemotional and hastily muttered "sorry" by the newscaster was especially touching.
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By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer 27 minutes ago

Barbara and Terry Mann were supposed to complete their adoption of a 20-month-old boy on Thursday. Instead, they were planning funerals for him and six young relatives — all killed in a fiery car wreck.

The accident Wednesday cast a pall over this small town of about 2,000 people in northern Florida. After hearing of the accident, Barbara Mann's grief-stricken father suffered a heart attack and died.

"It's hard to fathom what it's like to lose five children, two nieces and a father in one shot. It seems like a burden too big to bear," said Scott Fisher, a family spokesman and pastor at the Lake Butler Church of Christ.

Friends and family came together to mourn the deaths as investigators tried to piece together how the three-vehicle accident happened on a clear day on a road free of obstructions.

A tractor-trailer rear-ended the children's car and crushed it against a school bus that had stopped to drop off students, authorities said. The car burst into flames, and everyone inside was killed, including 15-year-old Nicky Mann, who was driving illegally with just a learner's permit and was apparently taking her adopted siblings home from school. Three children on the bus were seriously injured.

Along with Nicky, who was the Manns' biological child, and soon-to-be-adopted Anthony Lamb, the other victims were identified by authorities and friends as three children adopted by the Manns — Elizabeth, 15; Johnny, 13; and Heaven, 3 — and the couple's nieces, Ashley Keen, 13, and Miranda Finn, 8. Authorities had originally identified the victims as seven adopted brothers and sisters.

Members of the community described the Manns as a couple who lovingly and constantly opened their home to foster children.

Tammy Griffins, the church's student ministry director, said: "If foster care called them, it didn't matter what time of night it was when they got called, they were always willing to take them."

"They wanted 10 children," said Wanda Lewis, director of children at Fellowship Baptist Church in Raiford. "They just had a heart for the love of children that no one else wanted, the ones that no one else would have taken."

Lewis said Nicky was "just a fun, loving, caring girl" who doted on her adopted siblings. "She did everything for them, changed their diapers. She was the mother hen," Lewis said.

The children's relatives declined to talk with The Associated Press. But Tina Mann told CNN that her niece Nicky had dropped off another child and was taking her siblings home to get ready for church.

"Even though she was an underage driver, it's my understanding she did not cause the accident," Mann told CNN. "The same thing would have happened had there been an adult in the car with her. We'd just have one more death in the family."

Tara Brown, a sophomore at Lake Butler High School, said that Nicky was her best friend and that she picked up the other children from school every day.

Charges were pending against the 31-year-old truck driver, Alvin Wilkerson of Jacksonville. He suffered minor injuries. There was no answer Thursday at telephone listings for him.

The Florida Highway Patrol initially reported that there were no brake marks on the highway to indicate the trucker tried to stop. But David Rayburn of the National Transportation Safety Board said investigators have not determined that yet.

Authorities were looking into whether the truck had a mechanical failure or the driver was tired or talking on a cell phone, among other possibilities, Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Mike Burroughs said. Also, a sample of Wilkerson's blood will be tested for alcohol, Burroughs said.

The trucker was cited in 2000 for driving with a suspended license and twice, in 2000 and 2001, for operating a vehicle in unsafe condition, according to state officials.

The highway is straight and flat in the area. Four fatal crashes have occurred along that part of the road over the past five years, Burroughs said.

Grief counselors and others were on hand Thursday to help students deal with the tragedy in Lake Butler, which is about 60 miles southwest of Jacksonville.

"We're just talking about all the good times we had with them. And just trying to remember all that. They're just in such shock," Griffins said.
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Disgusting remark, guys? No, it is not. Do you expect me to cry crocodile tears? Do you?
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That is a very disgusting remark!

This from the guy that wants to kick Sean Penn in the balls two days after he lost his brother.
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Why kick anyone Period. I though you were against any form of Violence.

I think this was worse than what Sean Penn's brother went through. Mabey Penn's brother died in his sleep.
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Why kick anyone Period. I though you were against any form of Violence.

I think this was worse than what Sean Penn's brother went through. Mabey Penn's brother died in his sleep.

See that's not really the point.

You're the guy that wants to kick someone in the balls - two days after he lost his brother. Then you will lecture others on their 'disgusting remarks'.
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That other topic about kicking someone in the balls is for pure simple fun this thread is a serious matter.
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