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(LBC 97.3)   Injured eleven year old saves school bus from doom   (tampabays10.com) divider line 77
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2006-08-11 08:34:32 PM  
Wow! Nice farking work!
 
2006-08-11 08:35:06 PM  
Of course, she could have just as easily killed everyone.

Bonus: There were only 10 students? Was this the short bus?
 
2006-08-11 08:36:46 PM  
From TFA: 14-year-old Mariela Hernandez has seven stitches on her forehead after her school bus collided with a milk truck on U.S. 41 near county line road.
After the accident, the bus driver was unconscious and the bus kept moving towards the opposite lanes on the highway.
Despite her injury, Mariela rushed to help.


Jesus, she grew up quick.
 
2006-08-11 08:38:43 PM  
Um, did I RTFA more closely than submitter? It said she was 14.

I also like how it said she knew how to stop a car because she had watched her parents push on the "big pedal". She's 14. If she wookies at deh big pedal an not deh widdle pedal..." DUH she's gonna be driving herself next year fool.
 
2006-08-11 08:41:56 PM  
What a misuse of the HERO tag. Small town doctors are heroes
 
2006-08-11 08:42:06 PM  
Quick thinking in a crisis. This kid will do OK.
 
2006-08-11 08:42:14 PM  
Dear kerryclendenon,

I was going to make a witty response to you ignorant comment on this Hero article, but instead I'd just like to throw my elbow into your teeth.

That is all.
 
2006-08-11 08:42:27 PM  
www.gracemolloy.com
I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now...doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doomy doom doom
 
2006-08-11 08:42:44 PM  
"Push the big pedal"?
 
2006-08-11 08:43:07 PM  
www.southparkx.net

thats what i call a sticky situation!
 
2006-08-11 08:45:32 PM  
www.stardome.org.nz

/Brings back childhood memories...
 
2006-08-11 08:46:16 PM  
Well... she WAS quoted as saying "put the brakes on"... but for some reason, I see Mr. Balut there calling them "big pedal" and "little pedal"...
 
2006-08-11 08:47:39 PM  
Came in here looking for a Simon Birch ref. Guess I'm it.
 
Azu
2006-08-11 08:48:18 PM  
14-year-old Mariela Hernandez says she knew what to do because she saw her parents push the big pedal to stop their car.

Idiot Savant perhaps?

I guess you don't need to be a genious to be a hero.
 
2006-08-11 08:49:48 PM  
Interesting: this article says she was eleven, but now TFA says fourteen

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/specials/popular/article.aspx?s=popular&storyi d=37358
 
2006-08-11 08:50:24 PM  
Sorry too many beers....I was joking 1st submitter for not getting remembering her age for two minutes to get a good tag, then the writer for the big pedal comment when referring to a 14 year old - writing like she was a preschooler or something. The girl stopped the bus. Good job girl.
 
2006-08-11 08:51:25 PM  
DaShredda: Dear kerryclendenon,

I was going to make a witty response to you ignorant comment on this Hero article, but instead I'd just like to throw my elbow into your teeth.

That is all.



Please proceed with the *witty response*.
I'm bored and need a good laugh.
 
2006-08-11 08:51:53 PM  
now if it was an injured Manatee saving the kids from doom, it would be worthy of the i64.photobucket.com tag

/but how would it steer
//or work the pedals for that matter
 
2006-08-11 08:52:35 PM  
When I was eight or so, before going on a field trip, they showed us how to do the emergency brake in case of an emergency.
 
2006-08-11 08:53:12 PM  
/Also had bus evacuation drills
/guess they don't do any of that anymore
 
2006-08-11 08:54:28 PM  
Bus of Doom ...

BUS OF DOOM!

BUS OF DOOOOOOOM!


I love the way that sounds for some reason
 
2006-08-11 08:55:17 PM  
If one were to read only the last line of that article:
Mariela says she knew what to do because she saw her parents push the big pedal to stop their car.
it would be easy to assume that the Hero was a five year old.

I used to my feet on the ground to stop the car because I saw them do it on the Flintstones.
 
2006-08-11 08:55:36 PM  
Meh, it's nothing like snakes on a plane...
 
2006-08-11 08:55:56 PM  
lordargent: /Also had bus evacuation drills
/guess they don't do any of that anymore


We're required by law to do them twice a year in AZ. I imagine the other states have similar laws.
 
2006-08-11 08:55:57 PM  
Simon Birch? You mean the shiatty movie that ripped off one of the greatest books of all time against the author's wishes?
 
2006-08-11 08:57:29 PM  
Hmmmm.... I just ran straight because the bus still kept on going and I just saw the lady laying down on the seat and so I just got in and put the brakes on.

It's not a run-on sentence until the reporter transcribing it refuses to put in any freaking commas.
 
2006-08-11 08:58:25 PM  
They still do the evac's off the bus thing. Not in high school anymore but was a few years ago, but yeah - I guess they have to show the stupid people how to get off a bus. As for the girl..

/golf clap
 
2006-08-11 08:59:52 PM  
jarbabyj, Amen. That book is amazing, as is most of Irving's output. I saw the movie first and didn't think it was too bad, but after reading the book, I never want to have anything to do with that half-assed movie ever again.
 
2006-08-11 09:00:11 PM  
The little picture there of the reporter looks like a mix between Ray Liotta and Alec Baldwin.

When you click for the bic pic, not so much.
 
2006-08-11 09:05:14 PM  
azu I guess you don't need to be a genious to be a hero.

Or to spell genius.
 
2006-08-11 09:06:08 PM  
Uh, did she have her license? Was she ticketed for friving w/o one?

Soft-on-crime whiners.
 
2006-08-11 09:06:54 PM  
I got to see John Irving speak in Chicago, just weeks before that movie came out and he said, almost with tears in his eyes, that if you love Owen Meany, and if he ever meant anything to you, to stay away from that movie and not give its producers a dime.
 
2006-08-11 09:09:24 PM  
*driving
 
2006-08-11 09:10:37 PM  
Did anyone check her pockets?

/Good chance she pilfered something.
//Saw it in her eyes.
///She had crazy eyes.
 
2006-08-11 09:13:43 PM  
I bet those muthafarkin' snakes caused the accident.
 
2006-08-11 09:17:18 PM  
this is why my kids will at least know the basic controls of a car when they can reach the pedals. around 4th or 5th grade they get to learn to drive. they won't ever drive without a liscense on public roads, but i plan on buying land and building my own house. they can learn to drive on the property
 
2006-08-11 09:17:26 PM  
Id hit it ... in 4 years
 
2006-08-11 09:21:24 PM  
Theres no farking way I would have stopped that bus. I would have gone all deer-in-the-headlights and crawled under a seat. Hats off to her!
 
2006-08-11 09:28:00 PM  
Luckily the cookie truck swerved just in time.
 
2006-08-11 09:32:33 PM  
GriffinHousePuppet

now if it was an injured Manatee saving the kids from doom, it would be worthy of the FLORIDA tag

/but how would it steer
//or work the pedals for that matter


The lower flipper would do fine to work the pedals, and the upper flippers may be able to steer the wheel. How it would keep from drying out and dying from dehydration is my question.

/so sorry
 
2006-08-11 09:35:32 PM  
I hope I die quietly in my sleep like my grandpa, not screaming and shouting like his passengers.
 
2006-08-11 09:38:52 PM  
You can't be a hero if you directly benefit from your actions.

/just kidding
 
2006-08-11 09:43:37 PM  
Quick Thinking....Yeah.
Smart Kid.....Yeah.
Hero.....Not quite.


Should take a little bit more then being of quick reactions and smart enough to stomp on a brake to be called a hero.
 
2006-08-11 09:44:17 PM  
Mariela says she knew what to do because she saw her parents push the big pedal to stop their car.

That's not a quote, but rather a summary statement. However, the reporter was apparently about 5 years old.

Good job, Mariela. You have a great smile.
 
2006-08-11 09:46:52 PM  
Jayday,

I disagree. The natural inclination of most people is to run away from the point of first impact...not to try to go solve the problem in the position of greatest danger.

I call HERO.

c-
 
2006-08-11 09:47:17 PM  
I'm sorry, I don't get it. An 11 year old that pushes "the big peddle" for her own self preservation is a HERO. A country doctor that works for chump change his entire life providing excellent service to his patients and making the world better is not. WTF?

My opinion: Both heroes.
 
2006-08-11 09:51:28 PM  
chug
I disagree. The natural inclination of most people is to run away from the point of first impact......


Sorry....I didnt note all the kids smushed up against the emergency door of the short bus at the time.
:P
 
2006-08-11 09:53:04 PM  
Wow. A use of the heroic tag for something heroic. You don't see that much on Fark anymore.
 
2006-08-11 09:55:19 PM  
I saw this in a movie once. There was a bus that had SPEED around the city, keeping it's SPEED above 50, and if its SPEED dropped, it would explode! I think it was called "The Bus that Couldn't Slow Down."
 
2006-08-11 09:56:33 PM  
Yes, but was the bus heading toward a dimension... of a moose... in a room... eating walnuts?
 
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