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The Alton Bus Crash - by Juan P Carmona (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 128

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Disasters & Disaster Relief

Format: Paperback

Publisher: History Press

Author: Juan P Carmona

Language: English

Street Date: August 26, 2019
TCIN: 77897005
UPC: 9781467143615
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-1131

Description

A September morning in 1989 changed Alton's history forever. At 7:34 a.m., a Dr Pepper truck collided with Mission School Bus no. 6. After the bus and its occupants plunged into a water-filled caliche pit, twenty-one students lost their lives. The resulting investigation flooded the small South Texas community with reporters and lawyers. The heavily scrutinized legal battle divided the city, but it did ultimately produce changes in school bus safety that continue to save lives today. Juan Carmona navigates the complicated legacy of the tragic accident and its aftermath.

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