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School bus crashed after driver leaned out to vomit: lawsuit
Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 4, 2010 | Sun-Times Media Wire

Posted on 08/11/2010 1:30:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

As a school bus traveled down a Kankakee County road last December, its driver opened the door of the moving bus to vomit and then fell out — causing the bus full of school children to crash into a nearby ditch, a lawsuit claims.

The suit against Illinois Central School Bus was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Monday by a mother who claims her child was injured in the crash.

Akilah Giddings, mother of Jacqual Calbert, claims that the driver opened the door of the bus “in an attempt to lean over so he could barf” as the bus approached an intersection in Pembroke Township in rural Kankakee County.

The driver fell out and onto the road, while the bus carrying school children continued moving and crashed into a ditch, the suit claims. Calbert, a passenger on the bus, suffered an unspecified injury, the suit says. The suit does not say if anyone else was injured in the crash.

Illinois Central School Bus spokeswoman Diana Hallam declined to comment on the lawsuit, saying she has not reviewed it yet. She said safety is “a top priority.’’ The company, based in west suburban Montgomery, is the seventh largest school bus transportation business in the U.S., according to its website.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: arth; busdriver; chicago; cultureofcorruption; lawsuit; napl
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1 posted on 08/11/2010 1:30:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a PING


2 posted on 08/11/2010 1:30:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Just simple morning sickness. He is probably preggers.It couldn’t be that he was drunk or anything like that. Why, that would be against the rules.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: a fool in paradise
Akilah Giddings, mother of Jacqual Calbert

How could the mother have a different last name than the mother? Oh, she must be one of those ladies with an established professional name.

4 posted on 08/11/2010 1:35:22 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ever notice that buses do not have to comply with auto safety standards? Funny that mass transit is allowed to endanger us, but we are not adult enough to decide our own level of risk in a personal auto.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 1:35:29 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m sure one of the little ruffians “grossed him out”.

You know how kids are. They’re always trying to top each other in grody grossitude.


6 posted on 08/11/2010 1:36:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Darwin Award, perhaps?.....


7 posted on 08/11/2010 1:39:35 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

They don’t comply with environmental standards either. THey pollute so much more than many cars combined.


8 posted on 08/11/2010 1:40:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

He...opened...the door...while the bus was moving.

Dear God. Teh Stupid...it BURNS.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 1:41:27 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: a fool in paradise
"What did you SAY???"


10 posted on 08/11/2010 1:41:40 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: a fool in paradise

A poorly executed hurl.


11 posted on 08/11/2010 1:44:04 PM PDT by Nachoman (Think of life as an adventure you don't survive.)
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To: a fool in paradise
As a school bus traveled down a Kankakee County road last December, its driver opened the door of the moving bus to vomit and then fell out

I find that explanation a little hard to swallow...

...what!? C'mon, you thought the SAME thing!

12 posted on 08/11/2010 1:49:41 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Nachoman

“A poorly executed hurl.”

Yeah, whatever happened to projectile vomitting? I almost walked into a little guy who spewed a good 4 feet before the stream began to arc in a Toys R Us. The intercom requested a “mop on aisle nine”, but I didn’t see any sales associates in sight. It seems they know when they hear the spew hit the linolieum to find things to do in the back of the store. Smart kids.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 1:51:20 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Nachoman

Needs post graduate studies.


14 posted on 08/11/2010 1:51:32 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“a little guy who spewed a good 4 feet before the stream began to arc in a Toys R Us”....

That makes for an interesting Kodak moment....


15 posted on 08/11/2010 1:53:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Owl_Eagle

Was he even on the bus? ;-)


16 posted on 08/11/2010 1:54:18 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


17 posted on 08/11/2010 1:54:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
"It seems they know when they hear the spew hit the linolieum to find things to do in the back of the store."

Lol!

18 posted on 08/11/2010 1:56:46 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“a little guy who spewed a good 4 feet before the stream began to arc in a Toys R Us”....

That makes for an interesting Kodak moment....

Yeah, I just about walked into it. I was walking across the top of the aisles and he and his mom were walking down the aisle when projectile spew came flying across my line of approach. It pays to be observant and have good brakes.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 2:02:29 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: RichInOC

I can’t imagine that he really did that. The door is on the opposite side of the bus from the drivers seat and the steering wheel. Seems like he could have opened the window right beside him on his left and barfed. Either that or pull over and leave the bus. I guess when you are getting ready to barf you aren’t thinking right.


20 posted on 08/11/2010 2:03:46 PM PDT by Ditter
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