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Teen Party Bus Deaths Renew Focus On Safety

Posted on September 26, 2014

In 2012, a New Jersey teenager headed to a Sweet 16 party was killed when he stuck his head out of the emergency hatch of a double-decker bus and struck the underside of a highway overpass. (Chris Monroe, Associated Press)
In 2012, a New Jersey teenager headed to a Sweet 16 party was killed when he stuck his head out of the emergency hatch of a double-decker bus and struck the underside of a highway overpass. (Chris Monroe, Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES -- Amy Zisette is still trying to piece together what happened that warm July night. There was music. Dancing. And unspeakable tragedy.

She does know that had she had been driving down the 405 Freeway and seen a bunch of teenagers standing up on an open-air, double-decker bus — so high they had to duck for overpasses — she would have done something.

Los Angeles Times article here

Background: Teen Death On Party Bus Blamed On Booze Binge

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