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Pedestrian found at fault in fatal Reche Road incident


Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Issue 11, Volume 14.
Andrea Verdin
Staff Writer


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has found the man who was hit and killed by a school bus at fault for his death that occurred early morning February 26.

Fernando 'Deio' Alcala, a 38-year-old Fallbrook resident, was hit and killed by a school bus as he drew with chalk on the asphalt on the center median of Reche Road in front of Potter Junior High School. No students were on board the bus at the time of the incident.

"No one was cited," said CHP public information officer Eric Newbury. "There are no charges filed, or even pending. The road is not for pedestrians."

The 25-passenger bus that struck Alcala was being driven by Gabriel Perez, age 55, and was headed eastbound on Reche Rd. behind a 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by Debra Balwin, age 52.

According to the CHP report, at approximately 5:45 a.m. Perez maneuvered the bus into the center median in order to make a U-turn, observed the man drawing in the center median, and turned the school Advertisement
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bus to the left. The pedestrian looked up but did not move in time, was struck by the bus, and knocked into the Ford Explorer.

Paramedics tried to save Alcala, but despite a variety of life-saving measures, his injuries were too grave, said John Buchanan, public information officer for North County Fire.

"It was an unfortunate situation," said Newbury. "It was dark, and the entire incident happened within a matter of seconds. [Perez] tried to swerve, but there was simply not enough time to react."

Newbury said that although Perez struck Alcala, he was not at fault.

"It is not like [Alcala] was stopped in the center of the crosswalk," said Newbury. "[Perez] was not driving recklessly. He couldn't avoid [Alcala]. Reche is a dark, unlit road and [Alcala] was kneeling on the ground with his back to the bus."

Legally, there is no issue and Perez will not be charged, said Newbury. "Civilly, that could be a different matter."

"When you don't use common sense, death usually is the result," said Newbury.


 

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Comment Profile Imageobservant
Comment #1 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm
I can't wait to see the comments. Let the fun begin.
Comment Profile ImageRobert
Comment #2 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm
What on Earth was this guying writing in the street at 0545?
Comment Profile Imagehsf
Comment #3 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm
This is real sad, but you can't help but wonder why Alcala didn't see or at least hear the bus coming... did the driver not have the lights on? what's the deal, how do you not hear a school bus coming?.. anyway, very sad..
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #4 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Love can kill ya!
Comment Profile Imagekukukachoo
Comment #5 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm
stalker!
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #6 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
WHEN U DONT USE COMMON SENSE DEATH IS USALLY THE RESULT NEWBERRY SAID HERE IS SOME COMMON SENSE DONT TRY TO PASS A CAR ILLEGALY AND THEN GIVE A B.S STORY THAT U WERE TRYING TO MAKE A U-TURN WHEN WE ALL NO U CANT MAKE A U-TURN IN A 25FT BUS WHERE THIS HAPPENED
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Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #7 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
SO THE BUS DRIVER WAS MAKING A ILLEGAL U-TURN GOT IN THE MIDDLE LANE WAS GOING FAST ENOUGH TO BE NEXT TO THE EXPLORER TO HIT THE GUY INTO IT REALLY I MEAN REALLY WHATS REALLY GOING ON HERE
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Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #8 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
I WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT ROADS ARE FOR PEDESTRIANS
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Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #9 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
WHY WAS THE BUS IN THE MIDDLE LANE
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Res
Comment #10 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Get rid of the darn BUS Drivers. They drive to FAST!

When you see a bus driver going down the road to fast please call the transportion department and let the know.
Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #11 | Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Brooktown were you there? Are you saying you know more then the CHP that did a full investigation? Give me a break. Roads are not made for drawing pictures. Especially dark roads in Fallbrook. Alcala wasnt using his head. He paid the ultimate price. Dont blame the bus driver for someone else not using their brain.
Comment Profile Imagetaco bender
Comment #12 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:47 am
" Chalk "another one up to poor judgement
Comment Profile ImageThe Dude
Comment #13 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:47 am
Robert - he was writing a love note. Kinda sad.
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #14 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:47 am
J U SAY DONT BLAME THE DRIVER WELL I DONT THINK HE WAS USEING HIS BRAIN THAT MORNING
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Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #15 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:48 am
J I DIDNT HAVE TO BE THERE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED JUST LIKE NEWBERRY SAYS USE COMMON SENSE WHAT IN THE HECK WAS THE BUS DOING IN THE CENTER LANE IF U KNOW WHERE THIS HAPPENED U WILL COME TO UR SENSES AND REALIZE WHY I AM SAYING THIS STUFF
Comment Profile Imagetony
Comment #16 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:48 am
Booktown does make a good point.. I think Alacla family will get attorney and conduct investigation and sue bus driver and shool. Watch and see.
Comment Profile Imageobserver not observant
Comment #17 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 7:48 am
I thought pedestrians have the right of way no matter what. Now that I know otherwise next time I see one out of a crosswalk I'm going to gun it. I am also surprised Ray didn't comment on the bus driver being hispanic.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #18 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:12 am
observer not observant: Actually he didn't rate high on my dink -o-meter but stupidity comes in all colors, some more than others.
Comment Profile Imagekeep it going
Comment #19 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:15 am
Are you serious, come on now, this guy was in the middle of a road in the dark, drawing a note for someone and got hit by two vehicles neither of which he heard or seemed to make an attemp to move if he did hear them coming. I understand this man is some what of a folk hero to some, or a priate or prince or a poet, but if he was in his right mind you would think that he would of moved. We are forgetting one important matter, for those who feel the bus was speeding, then the Ford most of been too, why is no one commenting on that one. This is a very sad story, but I too believe that the CHP got it right. I feel for the families of all involved, but doing what he did, where he did it, and when he did it, and not move when vehicles coming makes no sense.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #20 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:16 am
I don't see grounds for a lawsuit here even if the bus driver made an illegal U-Turn which exempt vehicles like school busses are permitted to do, the negligence falls on the "dork" writing letters to his girlfriend with chalk in the middle of the roadway. You can file a lawsuit, maybe get the district to make a quick settlement but I just don't see it. And yes, bus drivers drive way too fact. What busts my onions is I have seen bus drivers and district employees constantly talking on their cellular phones, I think we now have a law about that. When I hire an employee, I have a policy, your phone stays at home or in your car unless you have a medical emergency where your phone is required. I think businesses and governments need to adopt policies regarding cellular phone usage at the work place.
Comment Profile ImageTime
Comment #21 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:34 am
I would like to no why the bus was making a u-turn they never do on reche. plus I see cars pass each other all the time.
Comment Profile Imageusmcret
Comment #22 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:00 am
Ray (the real one) last I heard, you were a full time care giver - congradulations on obtaining a position where you not only are able to hire people, but have the authority to restrict where they use a cell phone. I have been able to limit outgoing use, but not incoming.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #23 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:45 am
Grunt: Cellular phones are the biggest loss to productivity in the workforce today. I have seen clerks at cash registers take a call while ringing up someone's order. When your being paid, you do the job, not talk on the phone unless it's employer supplied. I am sure if you were following orders and was caught talking on the phone, not job related, there would be some potatoes or trash cans with your name on them. Be real in your comments, don't be a schmuck huh.
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Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #24 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Grunt: What makes you think just because I work full time caring for my elderly parent means I don't work or run a business where I restrict cellular phones? remember these cellular phones are not a "constitutional right".
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #25 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Ray I think you asked for it (as usual) by saying "when I hire people". Also while I have seen LOTS of extremely rude people talking on their cell phones while a clerk is trying to help them I have NEVER seen a clerk at a cash register making a personal call on their cell??? If you have seen this so many times I would love to know where??
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #26 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Let me clarify my position on cellular phones. If your hired to do a job, you do the job. Your personal cellular phone stays in the car accessed only during your legally required break periods unless the employer supplies you a cellular phone in the course of your job description or your personal cellular phone is needed for emergency reasons, any other uses of a personal cellular phone is a violation of company policy and the employee is subject to a formal warning and any additional violations may result in termination. Besides these cellular phones to have message abilities if someone calls, they can leave a message where the individual may retuen the call during their break, lunch or off time. How simple things can be. Might save your job from going to Mexico or China where these rules exist.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #27 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm
Pink: Simple concept. Your being paid to work right? work, do the job, personal business at break time, lunch or quitting time.
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Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #28 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Grunt: I guess AAAAARRRRRMMMMMYYYYY training is better than the Marines. We know responsibility to one's duty.
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #29 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm
I can't disagree with that Ray however I didn't know you had been hired as CEO of a major company. Congratulations. However you still didn't answer my question.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #30 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Pink: You can own a mom and pop business with just a few employees to make your own policy. To answer your question if the FBVN prints it. Albertson's Major Market, Rite-Aid, CVS, Walgreens, just to name a few. does it make a difference? you just don't get it.... Your employed to do a job, you do it, mess off on your own time.
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #31 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm
Thanks Ray. Interesting. I rarely go to Albertsons and never go to Walgreens but I do go to Rite Aid and Major Market all the time and have never, not even once seen a cashier at the checkout line using a cell phone, the one's at Major are always quick, courteous and efficient, however I do see customers chatting away on their cells and I hear allot of personal information about people I would rather not know, especially the idiots who use their cell while sitting on the throne in a public restroom. I work in a fairly big office and while we are allowed to bring our cells we keep them on mute while we were working.
Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #32 | Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:02 pm
Brooktown, if the CHP thought the bus driver wasnt using his brain they would have found him at fault. As Newbury said "The road is not for pedestrians." Pedestrians only have right of way on crosswalks. And were not talking about a guy who was crossing the road for a brief moment. We're talking about some idiot who thought it was a good idea to be kneeling down in the center of a road in the dark! Maybe this happened in the daytime I would agree with you and lay some fault on the bus driver. But come on! Has anyone on this board ever laid down or kneeled down in the middle of the road when its dark out? If so, why not? Oh wait I can answer that. Because it would be a stupid thing to do.
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #33 | Saturday, Mar 20, 2010 at 11:17 am
J U R RIGHT IT WAS SOMEWHAT STUPID MYSELF I WOULD NOT HAVE DONE IT BUT COME ON NOW SERIOUSLY WHAT THE F... WAS THE BUS DRIVER DOING IN THE MIDDLE LANE GET REAL ITS COMMON SENSE HE WAS TRYING TO PASS THE EXPLORER WHO WAS DRIVING WAY TO SLOW FOR HIS STANDARDS AND UNFORTUNATLY A SOMEONE LOST THERE LIFE WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME BUT AFTER READING SOME POSTS FROM THE ORIGINAL ARTICAL THAT THE BUS DRIVER WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE SITUATION AND WAS LOSEING SLEEP OVER IT IS BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE F..... UP SO MAYBE IF HE IS STILL HAVEING ISSUES WITH THE WHOLE THING HE SHOULD COME CLEAN WITH WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THAT FATEFULL MORNING AND BY THE WAY JUST CUZ THE ''CHP'' DIDNT FIND ANY EVIDENCE THAT THERE WAS FAULT BY THE BUS DRIVER IT DOESNT MEAN HE WAS NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG
Comment Profile Imageobservant
Comment #34 | Saturday, Mar 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Brooktown, your literacy skills negate your argument.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #35 | Saturday, Mar 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Pink: Glad your one of the "un-noticed" in one of the many "cublcles" located in some "large corporation". I know you feel appreciated. Try starting your own business, maybe you might realize that you might have to establish rules your employees might not agree with, but that's business.
Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #36 | Saturday, Mar 20, 2010 at 8:18 pm
Brooktown. It would be impossible for the bus driver to be passing the explorer because the explorer was heading in the opposite direction. Perfect example of the fact that you dont know what the heck you are talking about.
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #37 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm
OBSERVANT U DONT WANT TO START BELIEVE U ME
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Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #38 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm
J THIS INITIAL MUST STAND FOR JACK THEREFORE CONFIRMING THAT U R SIMPLE JACK READ THE FOURTH PARAGRAPH DOWN OR DO U NOT KNOW WHAT A PARAGRAPH IS IM THINKING NO SO I WILL HELP U OUT IT STARTS WILL THE 25 PASSENGER BUS ENDS WITH TRAVELING EASTBOUND BEHIND THE EXPLORER SO THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF SIMPLETONS COMMENTING ON WHAT THEY NO NOTHING ABOUT
Comment Profile Imagehead shaker
Comment #39 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm
there is no way that bus could have made a u-turn on reche in front of or anywhere near potter, anyone knows that
Comment Profile Imageobserver
Comment #40 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm
The 25-passenger bus that struck Alcala was being driven by Gabriel Perez, age 55, and was headed eastbound on Reche Rd. behind a 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by Debra Balwin, age 52.

did u get that J "behind" ......were u absent on reading comprehension day?
Comment Profile ImageKay
Comment #41 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Has anyone considered the possibility that the bus driver may have been preparing to turn into Potter Jr. High? That would necessitate a wide turn in order to maneuver the bus properly to make the turn.
Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #42 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm
If your turning the bus left to avoid striking someone and ended up pushing them into the path of of an Explorer. How can that be done by passing? Anyone? Hmmmm. I swerve or turn left, but the guy's body flies right and goes into another car traveling the same direction. I dont think so. bus turns left, body flies to the left.
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Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #43 | Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm
If you read this article, it says that the bus pushed him into the path of the explorer. I dont see that happening if he was passing him. I heard the bus hit him, knocked him into the other lane, and then the explorer hit him. Also note the article says he made a u-turn AFTER hitting the dummy kneeling in the road. Not before.

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FALLBROOK: Pedestrian hit, killed by school bus
Deio Alcala was drawing chalk picture for girlfriend

StoryDiscussionStaff and wire reports | Posted: February 26, 2010 10:34 am | (26) Comments | Print

Font Size:Default font sizeLarger font sizeFALLBROOK ---- A 38-year-old man who called himself "red beard" was drawing a chalk picture of a flower on Reche Road in front of his girlfriend's home when he was struck by a school bus Friday morning.

"It looked almost like a sun," said Rita Bennett, the girlfriend's mother. "He had an idea that when she pulled out of the driveway in the morning, she would see it and she would just love it."

Deio Alcala died Friday morning after he was struck by a 25-passenger school bus driven by Gabriel Perez, 55, of Fallbrook, in the 1700 block of Reche Road near Potter Junior High School, according to the California Highway Patrol.

"I heard it hit him," Bennett said. "It didn't even slow down."

She said the man was known throughout the Fallbrook area as a free spirit who wrote poetry and put beads in his long braided beard. He could also be a bit impulsive, Bennett said, especially when it came to impressing her daughter, Rachel Holmes, 34.

"When he had an idea, he would just go for it," Bennett said. "I don't know what possessed him ---- love."

After the accident, the bus driver made a U-turn when he saw that he had struck someone in the road, the highway patrol said.

The driver was turning the bus left in an attempt to avoid the man but struck him and pushed him into the path of a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Debra Baldwin, 52, also of Fallbrook, the patrol said.

Paramedics responded within minutes, but the man was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.

The Bennett family will hold a memorial service for Alcala at 1746 Reche Road Sunday. A memorial fund has been set up for his final arrangements.

Bennett said she found a book of the man's poetry at the foot of her driveway after the accident. Some of that poetry, she said, will be read at the service.
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #44 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 8:46 am
HEY SIMPLE JACK THE DRIVER SAID HE WAS GOING TO MAKE A U-TURN OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A COVER UP BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT WAS NOT THE CASE KAY IF U READ THE STORY U WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE DRIVER SAID HE WAS MAKING A U-TURN NOT TURNING INTO THE JR HIGH SCHOOL AND EVEN IF HE WAS TURNING INTO POTTER JR HIGH IM SURE IT WOULDNT BE THAT EARLY AND WITH NO STUDENTS COME ON NOW SIMPLETONS THINK BEFORE U TYPE
Comment Profile ImageCopy Cat
Comment #45 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 8:49 am
The driver was turning the bus left in an attempt to avoid the man but struck him and pushed him into the path of a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Debra Baldwin, 52, also of Fallbrook.
"It looked almost like a sun," said Rita Bennett, the girlfriend's mother. "He had an idea that when she pulled out of the driveway in the morning, she would see it and she would just love it."
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #46 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:04 am
Ray... thanks for the thought, sometimes I wish I were unnoticed but I am right out front here, first line of defense and we do have established rules, cell phones are ok on mute, so far no one has pushed the envelope. My POINT was I have never seen a clerk at Major Market or Rite Aid or anywhere else using a cell phone while working. I assure you that Sam at Major would not allow it.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #47 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:58 am
Sam Allows just about anything. I know of at least two cashiers who have talked on their cellular phones while checking out a customer, one is a very large hispanic girl and another is also a hispanic girl who has all three family members working there. Just look at their areas, a cellular phone close by. The point I am trying to make is that is cellular phones are not a right, waste productivity in the workplace and employers have the right to setup guidelines and rules in their usage. Your being paid to do a job, so do it. Remember your on the employers dime for eight hours. in my business, your eyes and ears are most important and you can't do your job while talking on the phone. I also include MP3 players in the overall picture of restricted items.
Comment Profile Imagejava girl
Comment #48 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
well the "turning into potter" thing can be squashed! it was a FIRST STUDENT bus they work for the high school and to J #42 is about as lame as you can get. read more into it.I wish I could draw you a map you seem to have trouble understanding things
Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #49 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Brooktown - now your saying cover up and conspiracy theory? please. Now your reaching. If I did understand the story wrong its probably because my brain got tired trying to understand your horrible grammar. Please do the world a favor and go lay in the street tonight. Then we all can have another argument and cry foul over the person who runs you over.
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Comment Profile ImageJ
Comment #50 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm
Oh and Brooktown, take Java girl with you.
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #51 | Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm
REALLY SIMPLE JACK NOW UR GOING TO ATTACK MY GRAMMAR O NO GOD FORBID JUST CUZ U FINALLY REALIZE WHAT A SIMPLETON U R DOESNT MEAN U CAN STRAY FROM THE SUBJECT AT HAND NICE TRY THOUGH AND NO IM NOT SAYING CONSIRACY THEORY IM SAYING HOW ABOUT WE GET THE TRUTH SINCE THERE IS ALWAYS THREE SIDES TO THE STORY UNFORTUNATLY ONE OF THE SIDES IS NO LONGER WITH US SO THAT LEAVES THE DRIVER AND THE TRUTH
Comment Profile Imagegreed
Comment #52 | Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm
Sounds like some one wants to make $$ (Brooktown)/ Bottom line, there no grounds for a civil lawsuit. It is a shame that instead of cherishing his memory, now comes "How can I get money out this".

By the way, sounds like J and Brooktown need to lay in the street and Java Girl do the dirty deed!
Comment Profile ImageBROOKTOWN
Comment #53 | Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm
GREED REALLY AND WHERE DOES IT SAY IN ANY OF MY POSTINGS ABOUT MAKING MONEY MAYBE U SHOULD GO THROUGH THEM AGAIN CUZ U R OBVIOUSLY AS DUMB AS SIMPLE JACK IS I AM SIMPLY SAYING THAT THE DRIVER HAS SOME EXPLAING TO DO ABOUT THE TRUTH OF WHY HE WAS DRIVING IN THE MIDDLE LANE
Comment Profile Imagealpo
Comment #54 | Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 6:30 am
accident happened 300 yards west of potter bus was passing explorer got in front in the middle lane swerved left hit man who moved right with right front knocking him into lane in front of explorer.bus driver is not telling the truth.he is scared for many reasons.allso chp is making decisions on what the bus driver said.wrong.spot in question is on a hill with blind spot no one in their right mind would attempt a u turn.unless the story is wrong bus driver is totally at fault.allso bus was speeding,using turn lane to pass another vehcile,allso who would just stand there and let a bus hit them?
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook local
Comment #55 | Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:22 am
wow its a two lane road. Have you ever seen a school bus make u turn in the middle of the road? or was the buss trying to pass the explorer in the center median????? I think The California Highway Patrol needs to get off their xxx and do something. There where no violations - bull.
Comment Profile Imagejava girl
Comment #56 | Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm
hey j has your brain had time to wrap around it yet or are you still trying to figure it out? and to greed your name explains you well! seems to me you are the one talking about money here
Comment Profile ImagePessimistic
Comment #57 | Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:15 am
...AND YOUR GRAMMAR WOULD BE MORE PALATABLE IF YOU WERE NOT YELLING. HAVE SOME MERCY ON US. YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE APPRECIATED BY MOST, JUST NOT YOUR INCESSANT YELLING.
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Comment Profile ImagePessimistic
Comment #58 | Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:19 am
Maybe the VN can get a copy of the CHP's findings and print it here, as well as the diagram of the collision, and put this thing to rest. To think that some of you believe the CHP, notorious for citing everyone, would do a "cover up" is laughable! What would they have to gain by it? To charge the bus driver, or not, with a crime would take the same amount of report writing and investigation. Get over it already!

And, BROOKTOWN - CAN YOU EVER SAY ANYTHING WITHOUT YELLING? YOU ARE QUITE ANNOYING WHEN YOU DO THAT!
Comment Profile ImageAnnonymous
Comment #59 | Friday, Apr 2, 2010 at 7:25 am
People that dont know whats happening and are coming up withh some stupidd stuff really need to shut upp . and it was not the bus drivers fault i meann come one who is up at 5:45 in the morningg drawingg in the middle of the street and commen sensee he can hearr the loud bus how come he didnt move ? and brooktown whoever you are how do you know that the u turn was illegal you werent there when it happend so dont say stuff you dont knoww.
Comment Profile Imagemariah carey
Comment #60 | Saturday, Apr 3, 2010 at 8:33 am
I just want everybody to feel privelaged to have known him.i know i am.he is with me everyday!!love shari,pam ,janet

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