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.