Hi my name is Diann and 10 years ago I was involved in a tragic school bus accident, I was the bus driver for a private school. I knew each child by name and knew the families. I treated all my kids like they were mine while they were on my bus,that is why it was so hard. A man ran a stop and hit my bus,sent us airborne,flipped the bus and we landed 300 feet away on the drivers side. I usually had 20 children on my bus, but we starting spring break and only 11 children were on that day. All the kids had seat belts on, but only I seat belt broke. 13 year old Scott was thrown half way through out his window and the bus landed on him killing him instantly they say. I was blacked out of short period and when I came too I told the older kids to get everyone off the bus, because he had hit us right were the gas tank was. I'm still not sure how I managed to get off the bus, but the last thing each of had to see exiting the rear exit door were Scotts legs, becuase he always sat in the last seat on my side. To this day I can not drive a school bus and all intersections scare me. The worse part is that the man had no license, no registration,and old fake tags! He had lost his license for 5 years for his 2nd drunk driving charge. Then to make it worst he only did 184 days for killing a 13 year old boy!! He lost his license for 20 years, but I am told he is still driving!!!! We have not settled the case as of today, and every year I have to go through a deposition and I have to relive the whole accident again and again in front of lawyers!! I still have nightmares and it is hard to heal and try to not to remember when you have to go through it all the time. This past Jan. I had a deposition and afterwards I was so depressed I tried to kill my self. I ended up in the hospital for a month trying to get myself well. I still have really bad days and have a few good days. Please help me if anyone can. I need to talk to people who have been there.
Love In Christ,