As a kid, I always looked forward to my morning school bus rides. It gave me the chance to get a little bit of extra shut eye or some more time to finish the homework I was supposed to have had done the night before (shhh)!
It was also a great opportunity to hang out with friends and maybe pass messages back and forth, along with the occasional paper airplane. If we ever got out of hand, we knew the bus driver would settle us down to keep everything running smoothly.
Unfortunately, there is only so much a driver can do when Mother Nature starts working against them.
That was the case in Massachusetts, when a bus carrying 20 students tried driving up a hill in a residential neighborhood. The roads were clearly not salted properly, and as it reached the top of the sloping road, it began to stall, and then, drift backwards.
A woman who lives in the neighborhood noticed something was wrong and began filming the bus as it made it’s way up the street.
Just as she started filming, the bus started to slip backwards, slowly picking up speed. As it starts sliding, the back end of the bus turns onto the sidewalk and manages to demolish several mailboxes along the way.
A small silver sedan found itself in the path of the careening bus, and is smashed as the vehicles collide.
Luckily, no injuries were reported from the accident, and the bus drove the students to the school once it was deemed safe. The school is not holding the driver responsible, however, the city is being criticized for not having the residential roads salted in time.