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Carrollton, Kentucky / Bus Crash Aftermath / Bus Safety #562306

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Scenes shown from funerals of some of bus crash victims in Radcliff, Kentucky; details recalled, preacher quoted. Kentucky Governor Wallace Wilkinson reported ordering review of drunk driving law and regulations re: safety of school buses. Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Hager) Burnt bus shown; experts noted maintaining that bus' gas tank explosion responsible for deaths. School bus accidents noted rare. Scenes shown of crash tests; details given. [National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson Joseph NALL - comments on placement of tank.] Kentucky bus' tank noted having no protective rods surrounding it. No. of buses in United States made prior to 1977 safety regulations given. Issue of school bus safety noted reexamined.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert
Duration:
00:02:40

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