BREAKING: Chattanooga School Bus Driver Asked Children If They Were Ready to Die Before Crashing Bus!

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Johnthony Walker, the Chattanooga School bus driver that killed 5 children, asked them if they were “ready to die” before speeding up and crashing the bus into a tree.

Walker has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter for the deaths of the 5 Woodmore Elementary school children.

Another 20 students are still hospitalized, 6 in critical condition, from the crash that authorities are saying occurred as the result of “very high speed”.

Johnthony Walker, the Chattanooga School bus driver that killed 5 children, asked them if they were "ready to die" before speeding up and crashing the bus into a tree.

The NY DAILY NEWS reports:

Johnthony Walker was speeding “well above” the posted speed limit and lost control of the bus before it flipped over and wrapped around a tree, police wrote in an arrest affidavit.

“My daughter said, right before the bus flipped, that he was speeding around the curb, and asked them, ‘are y’all ready to die?’” a mom, who had three children on the bus, told CBS News Radio. One of her three kids died in the wreck.Johnthony Walker, the Chattanooga School bus driver that killed 5 children, asked them if they were "ready to die" before speeding up and crashing the bus into a tree.

 But Walker’s mom called the wreck a “drastic accident” — and insisted that her son tried to help the kids by pulling them off of the overturned bus.

“He was trying to get (the children) off the bus,” Gwenevere Cook, whom Walker called just minutes after the crash, told CNN. “All the bodies were limp.”

Walker, 24, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for the deaths of five Woodmore Elementary School students: three fourth graders, a first grader and a kindergartner. None of the children — four girls and a boy — have been identified.

Leave it to mom to support her son. I get that. But momma,  just because afterward he felt bad and helped does not mean he is innocent.

What a horrific tragedy right before Thanksgiving.  Every year, around this time, the holidays will become no more than a tragic reminder to these families and the community.

Our prayers go out to those children who are hospitalized as well as all the families involved.

Please always be careful when in a vehicle. It is statistically the most dangerous thing we do, and some are not so careful. Death can happen so easily. Sad.

 

 

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4 Comments
  1. realetybytes says

    Is he a moslem convert? Sounds sick enough to be one of them.

  2. 0hiojoe says

    A recent prison convert to islam? I guess we really need to let the truth be sorted out, but if he really did murder these children, just turn him over to the parents. Save the taxpayer’s money.

  3. SchroedingersDog says

    This isn’t quite an accident. Threading a schoolbus along a narrow road like that means you’ll be at around 30 mph, even if you’re trying to make up time you wouldn’t get much above that, by 40mph it’s going to be unpleasant work for the driver and complaints from the passengers. It’s not like in a passenger car where the speed limit is typically much lower than the maximum at which you could easily keep a car in its lane.
    Given the path described in other news articles, it sounds like the driver deliberately swerved off the road, and the bus had sufficient speed to slide on its side, then hit a tree hard enough to bend the frame even though the roof structure acted like a cushion. The bus frame is huge, it’s a pair of very stout steel rails. I’ll take a guess that he got up to 50+ before flipping it.

    Of course, news reporterbots will blubber something about the bus having a mechanical defect or the road being soooo hard to drive on that anyone could crash there, etc etc. Never hire a TV news type to do real work!

  4. aliswell says

    If true, this is just beyond words.

    My prayers are for the families that lost their precious little children, and those who are injured.

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