Bus Kills 6-Year-Old Tucked Safely in His Bed at Home

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busAs 6-year-old David Granados slept in his bedroom, a bus plowed through his room, killing him and injuring his 7-year-old brother.

The accident occurred when the driver swerved and lost control as he tried to avoid a pedestrian on a Long Island residential road.

The kids were in the front bedroom of the house when the huge vehicle crashed through the wall and pinned David. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. A Nassau County police rep said,

The bus driver sees the pedestrian, blows his horn three times as a warning, the pedestrian keeps walking toward the moving bus, who was traveling at the proper rate of speed with the green light, tries to avoid him and is forced to make a hard right turn, hops the curb, and strikes the house at 505 Fulton Avenue. Preliminarily, alcohol, drugs, and speed do not appear to be a factor regarding the driver of the NICE bus.

In total, 12 others were injured, including 11 passengers and the pedestrian, who was struck by the bus, though none of these injuries were life threatening. This is the very definition of “freak accident.” There is nothing to safeguard against such a random, horrific mishap. Still, it happens far too often. In March, a baby miraculously survived when a car came barreling into her room. Then in May, a woman suffered some sort of medical problem and slammed her truck into a bar full of patrons. No one was seriously hurt in either of those incidents, though poor David Granados wasn't so lucky. My heart certainly goes out to his devastated family.

Have you heard of similar accidents in your community?


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dirti... dirtiekittie

that pedestrian should be charged for involuntary manslaughter. had s/he not been crossing the street illegally (as presented here, if the bus had a green light) then the bus wouldn't have had to swerve. what a horrible, unbelievable tragedy. my heart goes out to the family.

cmjaz cmjaz

I agree. The pedestrian needs to be

nonmember avatar Lila

When I was in college, a drunk driver plowed his buick into our friend's rented home. Three friends lived there and one almost stayed the night on the couch... at 5 am, the couch was underneath the car. We're so glad she didn't stay over and everyone was safe.

nonmember avatar JC

The bus driver could've stopped instead of only blowing the horn three times. Comparing this to the accident with the driver having a medical issue is not fair, imo. Very tragic though and I am sorry for the victims.

Tonya Austin

I understand that he swerved but the pedestrian should be the one having a funeral not that child


 

Jefrey Giron

crazy i get so crazy reading these stories as a parent i would... i cant even find the words to describe my feelings so sorry to the parents

nonmember avatar Juanita

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mybab... mybabiesmom1

why didn't the bus start to slow down when they first seen the pedestrian? i agree the jaywalker should be in some sort of trouble.

Nancy Peak

Even if the pedestrian was in the wrong, why wouldn't the bus, say, stop? Until that careless person got out of the way

Katie Cruz

Did it ever occur to you, Nancy, that maybe the busdriver didn't have time to stop? Open your mind! Who in their right mind would swerve rather than stop? The pedestrian is at fault all the way. They should be charged.

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