Yet another bus related school-teen death occured in Cardiff yesterday.
I’m starting to lose count, it’s getting dire.
The thing is, theres not much more that can be done.
OK, sometimes the bus drivers are a little bit bastardish, but, thats what you get like when you’re trying to drive 100 odd misbehaving little 13-16 year olds twats, but that shouldn’t change the fact that you need to pay due care and attention to everything on the road. Even if it is another schoolkid, drivers shouldn’t think “oh, he’s just messing he wont walk into the road” or “he’s quick enough, he’ll get across before I get there” or whatever.
And I know this is what happens, I’ve been a misbehaving little schoolbus using 13-16 year old.
Also, the kids need to start being more responsible when it comes to roads. They can’t be taught any more than they are. Maybe it will take a few more accidents like this to actually teach kids that fooling about in the road really can kill you, it’s not just something you see on the TV.
Hard to get this through to kids? Yes. You know what they’re like. Stubborn assholes who won’t listen to adults.
The latest incident was involving Cardiff High, 13 Year old student Luke Tanhai. The accident happened on Lake Road (dont know if it was was West or East) running alongside Roath Park Lake.
Although this is not reported in the BBC News story, and probably won’t be anywhere else, but I have it on good authority that the incident ocurred when Luke mounted the back of the bus when it was picking up speed after a stop. As the vehicle picked up speed, he was thrown from the back, causing fatal injuries.
Of course, a childish mistake like this does not mean he deserves to die, this is the type of thing we live and learn from, he should have lived, but broken a leg or something, and learned from it. But unfortauntely life doesn’t always pan out that way.
I feel for his family. A similar scenario happened when I was at school with a girl.
It was all very sad, and were both a very tragic loss of life.