Christmas Eve bus wreck

posted by Mike on December 25th, 2008

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Greyhound bus crash. Icy roads. I was released from the hospital with a tetanus shot and a bandage. The front of the bus caved in, trapping the driver. He seemed in very bad shape. I was three seats behind him. The people in the seats in front of me seemed pretty hurt, but were able to walk around afterwards.

Say a prayer for everyone travelling this week, that they will stay safe.

Still haven’t made it to my family after spending 24 hours on what should have been a 10-hour trip. With luck, I’ll be there for Christmas lunch.

The Christmas Miracle, for me, is that this delay meant I connected with a friend at the Philly bus station, and we spent the long ride across PA together.

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Weary travelers. I think this is the Plainfield Rest Area on the PA Turnpike.

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5 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On December 25, 2008 at 12:26 Mike said:

    Merry Christmas! Finally with the family. Thanks to everyone working this Christmas Day–lost travellers like me would still be lost without you.

  2. On December 25, 2008 at 21:35 Dee Wells (WIM) said:

    I hope you’re doing better on this Christmas night? I certainly pray for you and all those that were on the bus and hope that everyone makes a speedy recovery.

    Peace, Health and continued Blessings.

  3. On December 26, 2008 at 19:46 Adam Villani said:

    Yikes! I hope the driver turns out OK. Stay safe on your return trip!

  4. On December 27, 2008 at 22:27 Mauro said:

    I just received news of this today. Oh My ! Thank God things were not worse. Enjoy your Christmas break with your family and friends.

  5. On December 30, 2008 at 16:07 OtherMichael said:

    Oh, G-d! Glad you’re okay.

    Hope New Year’s Eve is a little quieter….

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