Wednesday, February 7, 2018

School bus accident in Brandon.

The Brandon Police Department issued the following statement.

This morning, Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at approximately 7:45 AM, Brandon Police, Brandon Fire and Pafford Ambulance Service were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a Rankin County School Bus and mini-van at the intersection of US 80 and Overby Street.

Upon arrival emergency responders quickly assessed the situation and determined that there were twelve (12) passengers on the bus and a single occupant (driver) in the van. Rankin County School District representatives also arrived on scene to handle the students and the recovery of the bus.

Regarding the passengers on the bus, only two had complaints of pain and were transported to local hospitals to be checked out. The driver of the mini-van suffered a leg injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Clearing this scene will take us some time. A traffic light pole that was struck by the bus will have to be removed and replaced, which will cause traffic delays until repairs are completed.


Anonymous said...

Them bus drivers can't drive. They speed all the time. I saw one the other morning in Madison going 45 miles per hour in a 25 mile per house neighborhood. They hire any crackhead off the streets to drive them things.

Anonymous said...

11:58 AM

Since Madison uses Durham School Services to provide bus drivers, the "they" you mention must be referring to Durham hiring "any crackhead off the streets" instead of Madison County schools. Right?

Anonymous said...

I have to agree that Durham doesn't do a good job of policing their drivers. Trucking companies use GPS systems to track speed and positions of their trucks. Durham would do well to utilize the same technology and bring the drivers in on the carpet when speeds are exceeded.

Anonymous said...

The reports I saw said the OTHER driver was at fault. Also, not sure that Durham needs to invest in the same type of (expensive) technology used to track vehicles that are, literally, going all over the country when their vehicles only travel a very short distance each day. Wouldn't that cost be passed directly to the school districts and ultimately, to the tax payer? Lastly, if you witness a school bus being driven in a careless manner, you must do the responsible thing: get the vehicle number, note the date, time & place and type of the careless behavior (a cell phone video would be ideal) and report it to the proper people. Otherwise, you leave our precious children in harm's way...and that is unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

Durham does have GPS system on their buses.

Anonymous said...

Madison has golden streets and perfect drivers. After all, it is only a step away from heaven.

Anonymous said...

How did this Rankin County School District bus, having an accident in Brandon, become centered around heaven's gate - Madison? I realize some think that is the only location in our fine state that matters, but somehow this switch seemed to jump the Pearl and get focused on a different wreck than JJ posted, with pictures.

Anonymous said...

@3:26pm You have finally seen the truth, come to respect the truth and shout the truth out for all to hear. God's country I say!

Anonymous said...

The air is cleaner, the sun is more bright, and the fruit is sweeter in Madison.

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with Durham. Rankin hires their own drivers, doesn't outsource like New Jackson (aka Madison) does.

Anonymous said...

The people are prettier, smarter, and more engaging (particularly in Reunion) in Madison.

Zzzzz said...

Slow news day, Kingfish. A bus wreck with no deaths is pretty lame. And nothing in Rankin County stirs much interest, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Please get current with your terminology. These are NOT accidents or wrecks. According to Morgan and Morgan, they are 'CRASHES'. Even the MHP has adopted the new terminology. Words have meaning.

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