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UT student gets hit by a bus, then walks away (Warning: Video)
http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/05/ut-student-gets-hit-by-a-bus-then-walks-away/ ^

Posted on 05/04/2012 7:17:54 PM PDT by Orange1998

An 18-year-old walked away with what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a bus near the University of Texas at Austin.

KXAN in Austin reports that Cyril Yannick “Nick” Engmann, 18, of Rockwall, was joining other students in “Foam Sword Friday,” an end-of-the-semester tradition, when he ran onto the street just as a bus was driving by.

Shocked onlookers, who, like Engmann, were waving foam swords, watched as he was knocked several feet in front of the bus. He then walked away from the crash, but was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out.

KXAN says the driver was cited for allegedly running a red light. The 21-year veteran with Capital Metro will reportedly be placed on leave during an investigation.

School of Architecture Dean Frederick Steiner told the station that this will probably be the last year for “Foam Sword Friday,” an event not sanctioned by UT.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bus; sourcetitlenoturl; ut
So much for foam swords.
1 posted on 05/04/2012 7:17:58 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

...was working on his Darwin award.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 7:21:06 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

You can’t hurt liberals.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 7:22:41 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Orange1998

How the heck did foam swords get blamed for this. Did they obscure his view of traffic? Typical armophobia.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 7:23:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Austin is very liberal so it does not surprise me the first thought is to Banned Foam Swords.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 7:26:29 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

The bus is obviously racist...

No justice no bus pass!


6 posted on 05/04/2012 7:26:44 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Orange1998

Dude


7 posted on 05/04/2012 7:27:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dude


8 posted on 05/04/2012 7:30:28 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Orange1998

I hate buses but usually because they are going too slow.

Of course, we will know if the guy is a liberal by how long it takes him to file a lawsuit.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 7:44:39 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Orange1998
As they used to say down on the farm, when spring comes, the sap runs in all green things!
10 posted on 05/04/2012 7:58:15 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: TSgt

Looks very much like a hate crime to me. Has to be. Couldn’t possibly be stupidity for not looking before crossing the road.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 8:00:44 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Orange1998

Oopsie


12 posted on 05/04/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Orange1998
If Obama had a son who was a dumbass ...

... no one would be surprised.

13 posted on 05/04/2012 8:09:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Orange1998

And drawings of swords! And swordfish!


14 posted on 05/04/2012 8:14:57 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: ClearCase_guy
Buss...meet dumbass:


15 posted on 05/04/2012 8:22:17 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Nothing to see here folks...just more black on black violence...


16 posted on 05/04/2012 8:32:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Orange1998

The foam sword should have been concealed (assuming he had a permit).


17 posted on 05/04/2012 8:40:29 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Orange1998

Never bring a foam sword to a bus fight.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 8:46:22 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: NYTexan

The “oh shiite” moment”.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 8:49:08 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Eagles6

Now he can truthfully say “I feel like I got hit by a bus”.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 9:57:21 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

Someone has angels working for him! That young man is lucky!

Since we have been noticing the Left’s racial tribalism of young people, did you notice that all but one of those white men joined the black students in running to the aide of the injured black student. That is just plain odd.

Had there not been black students to take care of “their own”, I wonder if the white students would have rushed to him and I wonder why they did not in light of black students being present. At that age (and this age), I would have run to him because color would not have entered my mind. Unfortunately for young people indoctrinated into hard core leftist diversity racism today, that may not be the case.


21 posted on 05/04/2012 10:11:42 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Orange1998

Seriously. Hope he’s okay. Looks like they were engaged in good clean fun actually.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 10:55:05 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: SaraJohnson
At that age (and this age), I would have run to him because color would not have entered my mind.

I'm sure it didn't occur to them either. Don't believe everything you read. Yea, there's a few (more) race baiters around in Austin, of all groups, but most don't give a fig about what color someone is.

23 posted on 05/04/2012 11:34:42 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Orange1998

Foam swords. From my cold dead hands...literally in this case.


24 posted on 05/05/2012 12:44:37 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Orange1998

Odds are that the driver was black since some of the crowd didn’t pull him out and beat him to death in the street for hitting a black kid.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 3:18:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Orange1998

I guess the bus is an allegory for life in general. Fat dumb and stupid college student meets the hard reality of life after the foam sword of worthless degree meets pavement of free market. “What do you mean my 200,000 dollar degree qualifies me for minimum wage ?!!!”


26 posted on 05/05/2012 5:24:56 AM PDT by contrarian (Willard ? willard ! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!)
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To: Orange1998
And this is how it's done in the world of make-believe.
27 posted on 05/05/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Orange1998

Taking the saying “Thrown under the bus” too realistically.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Odds are that the driver was black

Yup. Saw him on the evening news yesterday.

29 posted on 05/05/2012 5:56:37 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Eagles6
Never bring a foam sword to a bus fight.

BTTT

30 posted on 05/05/2012 11:06:22 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Orange1998

Probably didn’t hurt that the kid was lubed. Hear it happens a lot to dwi driver in wrecks.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 11:14:21 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Orange1998
It appears to have happened on Guadalupe.

I can only assume he was a plant from Texas A&M, where they're more familiar with quadrupeds as a means of transportation (and staying warm on those cold nights).

(No need for all of those responses about the Corps of Cadets and Aggie Traditions; there were more Aggie line officers in WWII than from West Point and Annapolis combined and they've served this country admirably. But they're still Aggies.)

32 posted on 05/05/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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