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Junior hockey team's bus involved in crash

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Stop signs are on 335, the crossroad the truck was on.
  2. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I have no idea how this could happen, but the boy in this story, Xavier Labelle, is in fact alive. His identity was confused with a teammate, who is now confirmed dead.

    Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Victim, survivor misidentified as each other

    In other words, one family was grieving a dead son who has been lying injured in hospital; another family thought their son had survived but have since learned that he did not. Hard to imagine much more brutal.
  3. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    The injuries must have truly horrific.
  4. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    After reporting on the Bluffton crash and talking to families, I just don't have the stomach to even read about this case in much detail.
  5. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    They won't say what happened, citing privacy laws, but I can see only two possibilities: They did DNA testing to confirm the dead and got an unexpected result, or a family member (on one side or the other) saw something that didn't jibe at the bedside. Either way, fucking horror show.
  6. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

  8. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing, JR.
  9. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    If he's unconscious and has any sort of facial injuries, it may have been extremely difficult to identify him by looks alone. They all dyed their hair blond for the playoffs, and facial swelling/cuts as well as tubes probably made facial recognition very difficult. They probably weren't carrying their wallets/IDs on them, or if they were they may have been lost in the crash or discarded as they were being treated on scene.

    It sounds like the kid in question regained consciousness yesterday, so I'm guessing he may have been able to communicate who he actually was.
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  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  11. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

  12. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Im struggling to grasp the issue with the trees.

    Put stop signs in all directions at the intersection and make everybody stop. If nobody runs the stop signs, you have no accident, right?
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