Audi TT driver and enthuisast makes it out of this amazing accident, alive! This was posted on vwvortex. I can say the TT is a great auto but I think there was a bit of “gaurdian angel” in this one. The bus had a camera on board just for these types of inncidents.
NEW YORK — A bus that rear-ended a sports car in a terrible accident on Wednesday had a camera mounted in the windshield and recorded the final moments before the crash.
The accident happened quickly — the bus was cruising on the Long Island Expressway, and the next minute it was at a dead stop, crushing an Audi sports car that was pinned underneath a tractor-trailer.
While the car was mangled into a ball of steel, its driver escaped with just scrapes and bruises.
Nassau police said the truck driver lost control of his truck and crashed into the side of the sports car, which was then rear-ended by a charter bus. Police said the truck’s trailer was overweight by 16,000 pounds. The charter bus was carrying students from the Rocky Point School District.
The owner of the bus company said cameras were installed in all of its buses in 2003, to help with accidents such as this one.
“We were just the wrong person at the wrong time and the drive cam event clearly proved that our driver did nothing to contribute to the accident,” said Bill Schoolman.
Eight adults on the charter bus were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.
The driver of the truck was issued several tickets.
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