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Teenaged boy on party bus gets head bashed in

A New Jersey teenager was killed when his head hit a highway overpass after he apparently stuck it out of a party bus near the George Washington Bridge, which connects Manhattan with New Jersey over the Hudson River.

Daniel Fernandez, a 16-year-old resident of Sayreville, died Friday evening on his way to a sweet 16 party, according to Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman.

He was on the top level of a double-decker bus when he apparently stuck his head out of an emergency hatch in the roof, Coleman said.

His head then struck the underside of an overpass, he said.

The incident occurred after the New Jersey-bound bus departed Queens, New York -- loaded with 65 teenagers -- and had just crossed the George Washington Bridge.

Off-duty emergency medical technician Leon Tyrone McKivor, 52, said he approached the scene to offer his assistance and escorted worried parents to a nearby police station where their children were waiting.

"One individual had on a blood soaked shirt that he refused to take off until police insisted that he change," McKivor told CNN. "A number of other individuals had blood all over them, as well."

McKivor said he tried to console Fernandez's mother.

"She was just crying and crying and hugging me and thanking me," he said.

The horrific scene left several party-goers stunned, according to multiple posts on social media.

"Sitting here with your blood on my foot wishing this was all a bad dream," tweeted teenage party-goer Vicky Budz. "Can't sleep with you on my mind cause the more time goes on the more its settling in."

News of the incident spread quickly via the microblogging site Twitter, with over 500 tweets to the #staystrongdan hashtag within a few hours of the accident.

Fernandez was brought to Hackensack Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, said hospital spokeswoman Nancy Radwin.

Coleman said the teen had suffered severe head trauma, but would not comment further.

The bus is touted online as "the largest custom made party bus in the country," according to Designer Transportation, which released a statement expressing sympathy for the teen's family.

"Our company cares about the well being of our patrons," the statement said.

Company spokesman Todd Shapiro said there was no alcohol aboard and that security had checked passengers beforehand.

by Anonymousreply 24204/06/2014

This is very similar to one of the shocking death sequences that routinely opened each Six Feet Under episode.

by Anonymousreply 109/01/2012

I hope he had no children.

by Anonymousreply 209/01/2012

How Final Destination of him.

Dare I invoke Darwin's Law?

by Anonymousreply 309/01/2012

Remove "bashed in" from the thread title and it's actually happy story.

by Anonymousreply 409/01/2012

Now I'm getting older, I'd love to be teenaged.

by Anonymousreply 509/01/2012

The bus was re-enacting the movie SPEED

by Anonymousreply 609/01/2012

r1 that's the first thing I thought of as well. That particular death on Six Feet Under was one of the most gruesome ones they ever did.

I feel sorry for that poor kid, but what a stupid thing to do. Apparently his parents didn't teach him to never stick his head out of a moving vehicle.

by Anonymousreply 709/01/2012

Hell yes, r3. Darwinism at its finest.

by Anonymousreply 809/01/2012

These days, when a teenager dies tragically, their friends immediately take to Twitter to tweet all about it. I realize that it might be a way for them to share their grief, but can't they just shut up and have a moment of silence?

I checked out the Twitter account of Vicky Budz mentioned in the article, and she's been busy tweeting and retweeting ever since it happened.

Here's one of the more poignant retweets:

Danielle Cervasio ‏@danielle_cervs I swear to fucking god were doing watermelon body shots the second I get up there Dan

by Anonymousreply 909/01/2012

That cracked me up for a good few minutes, r9. How could anyone be so dumb???

by Anonymousreply 1009/01/2012

What's on his iPod?

by Anonymousreply 1109/01/2012

Ugh can you post the whole thing R9? I don't have twitter account

by Anonymousreply 1209/01/2012

Those tweets are priceless; I am such a sick fuck for laughing at them.

by Anonymousreply 1309/01/2012

Can't tell if the CNN article is about a tragic incident on a bus or about what people are tweeting.

Why do reporters have to tell us what someone nobody knows just tweeted?

If Twitter had been around on 9-11, news coverage would have been 24/7 about what people are tweeting.

Who gives a fuck?

by Anonymousreply 1409/01/2012

Vicky Budz‏@VBudz

Feel like my insides are being ripped apart

by Anonymousreply 1509/01/2012

Here's another one of the tweets, apparently while everyone was still hoping he'd pull through:

Danielle Cervasio ‏@danielle_cervs Fuck the news Dan is so strong and he's going to make it everybody stay positive!!!!! I love you so much @DanMotherfuck

Yes, apparently the victim's Twitter account was @DanMotherfuck.

What touching final words: "I love you so much @DanMotherfuck"

by Anonymousreply 1609/01/2012

This guy seemed like a prize. If you read his twitter it's fuck fuck fuck....

by Anonymousreply 1709/01/2012

Yep, sounds like a guy who would get on a party bus and stay absolutely and utterly sober.

by Anonymousreply 1809/01/2012

You know that the second they realized what had happened the cell phones were out and they were snapping pictures of him.

by Anonymousreply 1909/01/2012

Ok so how did they think he could still be alive? Was his head not completely severed?

by Anonymousreply 2009/01/2012

No good without their pics

by Anonymousreply 2109/01/2012

Nothing to lose your head over!

by Anonymousreply 2209/01/2012

I wonder if his legs kicked hard when he got his instant craniotomy.

by Anonymousreply 2309/01/2012

This thread is useless without Instagrams.

by Anonymousreply 2409/01/2012

What a horrible way to die, poor kid.

by Anonymousreply 2509/01/2012

Horrible, yes, but instantaneous.

That "DOA" was really "DATScene."

by Anonymousreply 2609/01/2012

Poor kid. He did a stupid thing, but teenagers (esp. teenage boys) do stupid things all the time.

by Anonymousreply 2709/01/2012

Yes, and some teens do stupid things and DIE from them.

by Anonymousreply 2809/01/2012

You just know his parents are going to sue the bus company for having an emergency hatch near where their precious darling was sitting.

Then they'll sue the state for building the GW Bridge.

by Anonymousreply 2909/01/2012

He was excited and probably drunk. He made a bad, stupd decision. Like the drunk kid who decided to sit on the railing of a cruise ship and wound up in the ocean. Or the drunk kid who . . . well the list goes on.

by Anonymousreply 3009/01/2012

If that kid had alcohol in him and the bus had said no one would be drinking, they'll probably win.

by Anonymousreply 3109/01/2012

[quote] He was excited and probably drunk.

Yeah, I'd guess he was drunk. Here was one of his last tweets:

Dan ‏@DanMotherfuck @LovePolzz are they checking on the bus??

by Anonymousreply 3209/01/2012

Give the old vanguard of DL what they want and post a link to his hole.

by Anonymousreply 3309/01/2012

Lawsuits are inevitable. I wouldn't want to be the adult who put this excursion together or the designated chaperones/security.

by Anonymousreply 3409/01/2012

Usually kids pregame the bus and if they do anything on the bus it's a pill or two as it can be unpredictable whether or not the car service is going to let underaged people drink.

by Anonymousreply 3509/01/2012

[quote]Yeah, I'd guess he was drunk. Here was one of his last tweets:

Dan ‏@DanMotherfuck @LovePolzz are they checking on the bus??

That evidence is like a directive from God saying And Thou parents will NOT win in a court of law if thou parents decide to sue!

by Anonymousreply 3609/01/2012

But what about me????????

by Anonymousreply 3709/01/2012

So how was the party? Did the bus ever make it there?

by Anonymousreply 3809/01/2012

Why does CNN say "Teenaged" in the headline but "Teenage" in the article? Get it together, CNN!

by Anonymousreply 3909/01/2012

[quote} Ugh can you post the whole thing [R9]? I don't have twitter account

How can you possibly not know that you DO NOT need a twitter account to read twitter?

Here's his friend lovepolzz - just use the search box for others.

by Anonymousreply 4009/01/2012

R12, you don't have to have a Twitter account yourself. It's a microblog, so it's meant to be public. It's not like Facebook.

by Anonymousreply 4109/01/2012

Looks like LovePolzz got samrt and protected his account. You can still find others.

by Anonymousreply 4209/01/2012

Meanwhile, last month in Santa Cruz:

by Anonymousreply 4309/01/2012

[quote] Looks like LovePolzz got samrt and protected his account.

LovePolzz is a she, and judging by the tweets, she was the one celebrating her Sweet 16th.

by Anonymousreply 4409/01/2012

Doesn't occur to any of them that his behavior on any way contributed to his death.

This too: THE NEWS IS ALL BULLSHIT DANS A FUCKING TROOPER HE'S HAD PAPER CUTS BIGGER THEN THAT. STAY STRONG MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU

by Anonymousreply 4509/01/2012

[quote] You just know his parents are going to sue the bus company for having an emergency hatch near where their precious darling was sitting.

If it will make the parents feel any better, I'd be happy to punch the driver of the party bus in the cunt.

by Anonymousreply 4609/01/2012

All his friends who have now protected their twitter accaounts are going to have to give them up once Twitter gets hit with a bunch of subpoenas. It's too late now.

Good for them to learn that lesson while they're young. Do not post anything to the internet you don't want read in open court. See, Dan's death has already served a good purpose. Thank you, DanMotherfuck.

by Anonymousreply 4709/01/2012

Thanks R40 :) I found it and have been reading for an hour.

Such drama, they thought he was going to make it then realization set in. This is some lesson for those 16 year olds.

by Anonymousreply 4809/01/2012

Ugghhh, what did LovePolzz say?

by Anonymousreply 4909/01/2012

R14 they tell you about tweets because it's firsthand reaction from people who were there. And usually pretty unfiltered. Great source for reporters.

by Anonymousreply 5009/01/2012

I'm reading the #RIPDan tweets, and I swear that every single one of the teenage girls looks like a slut in her Twitter avatar. Do all teenage girls now aspire to be sluts?

by Anonymousreply 5109/01/2012

You know what's not on his iPod?

A pair of headphones.

by Anonymousreply 5209/01/2012

The gift of Jersey Shore and Kim K, R51.

by Anonymousreply 5309/01/2012

Laughed my ass off R46!

by Anonymousreply 5409/01/2012

They're a bunch of prep school kids. Parents got money.

by Anonymousreply 5509/01/2012

Christ, can you imagine how traumatized people in the immmediate vicinity must have been? A headless body of a kid who's bleeding arterially and like a stuck pig because he's been drinking falls from the ceiling spurting blood on the onlookers. And they have to sit there until the bus gets back or pulls over somewhere...

by Anonymousreply 5609/01/2012

Why do none of the tweets say what he looked like after he was hit?

by Anonymousreply 5709/01/2012

Clearly he wasn't headless. They thought he would live. But there was apparently a huge amount of blood. I'm sure there'll be nightmares.

by Anonymousreply 5809/01/2012

I wonder if they went through his pockets?

by Anonymousreply 5909/01/2012

I got the impression he wasn't headless; one of the articles said he lost all he teeth. I assumed it smashed his face?

by Anonymousreply 6009/01/2012

[quote] Do not post anything to the internet you don't want read in open court.

Oh, that'll make for some interesting court testimony if there's a lawsuit.

"Ashleigh, you were a friend of Dan's, correct? Did you or did you not receive a message from a DanMotherfuck on Twitter on the afternoon of August 31st in which he stated, and I quote, OMG!!! ima get so fukking wasted wit U 2 nite on the motherfukking party bus!"?

by Anonymousreply 6109/01/2012

"'"One individual had on a blood soaked shirt that he refused to take off until police insisted that he change,' McKivor told CNN."

How very Jackie Kennedy! Do you think this individual is gay?

by Anonymousreply 6209/01/2012

Based on this article, I assumed he'd been decapitated. Even at slow speed, it would be enough force to shear his head off. It will be interesting to see if the cause of death is the trauma or the blood loss.

Those kids are going to have to deal with more than nightmares.

by Anonymousreply 6309/01/2012

[quote] Christ, can you imagine how traumatized people in the immmediate vicinity must have been?

They were traumatized, but not too traumatized to stop texting and tweeting. Some of them were tweeting throughout the whole ordeal, even while they still had blood on them.

by Anonymousreply 6409/01/2012

If he was decapitated, the kids on the bus would have tweeted that he lost his head. It's not exactly something this crowd would forget to mention.

Like someone upthread said, they thought he was going to survive. You can't survive without a head. Think people.

by Anonymousreply 6509/01/2012

Not if his head took a glancing blow. It doesn't mean that his whole head, down to below the jaw hit the overpass. But if he lost his teeth, at least part of his mouth was hit.

Even a glancing blow could kill him.

by Anonymousreply 6609/01/2012

I can't imagine how he wasn't decapitated unless the force knocked him back down into the bus.

by Anonymousreply 6709/01/2012

That's probably exactly what happened because no reports of headlessness.

by Anonymousreply 6809/01/2012

I would imagine the top ⅓ of his head sheared off.

by Anonymousreply 6909/01/2012

"Like someone upthread said, they thought he was going to survive. You can't survive without a head. Think people."

Maybe these teens thought the head could be re-attached.

by Anonymousreply 7009/01/2012

That's what's bound to happen when old bus monitors get mercilessly bullied and retire.

You're on your own, kids!

by Anonymousreply 7109/01/2012

Size meat?

by Anonymousreply 7209/01/2012

R65, it would not surprise me one bit if those kids thought his head could be re-attached. They are the dumbest generation, ever.

by Anonymousreply 7309/01/2012

He hit his head, it didn't get cut off. Is it that hard to understand?

by Anonymousreply 7409/01/2012

These flippant comments say far more about you than the kid who died, however reckess he may have momentarily been.

by Anonymousreply 7509/01/2012

This exact same thing happened in DC on some party bus. Some drunk yahoo stood up right as the bus was going under an overpass.

by Anonymousreply 7609/01/2012

I hereby nominate Mr. Fernandez for a Darwin Award.

by Anonymousreply 7709/01/2012

One of his friends tweeted "Everything happens for a reason #RipDan"

That's the cruelest thing I've ever heard. He's saying he's meant to die that night. What an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 7809/01/2012

The Overpass now has a Facebook page.

by Anonymousreply 7909/01/2012

Jessica ‏@_JessicaaLeanne

Looks like I'll be spending my 16th birthday at a wake , Smh this wasn't supposed to happen to him :'( #RipDan

Because it's always ALL about you, Jessica.

by Anonymousreply 8009/01/2012

He didn't die instantly.

Matt O'Rourke ‏@matt_orourke13 Having some of your closest friends crying hysterically in your arms is the most heartbreaking thing. Beautiful but sad night #RIPDan

by Anonymousreply 8109/01/2012

This thread is killing me. I'm going to wet my pants!

by Anonymousreply 8209/01/2012

SMH - That could be "slapping/smacking my head," too.

by Anonymousreply 8309/01/2012

From R79's link:

[quote]I'm just an overpas who usually minds it's own business. That is until a kid attacked me with his face.

by Anonymousreply 8409/01/2012

4chan is on this too. One of the idiots he used to hang with wrote this lovely eulogy that included

[quote] I will miss seeing your face in the hallways and hearing " HOURIGAN" and knowing it was you and taking the 88 and 60 home with you and making fun of every ugly person on the bus.

He was a dipshit.

by Anonymousreply 8509/01/2012

[quote]I will miss seeing your face in the hallways and hearing " HOURIGAN" and knowing it was you and taking the 88 and 60 home with you and making fun of every ugly person on the bus.

Ahhh... the kid was a bully. Probably picked on gay kids, too.

by Anonymousreply 8609/01/2012

It'll turn out he didn't stick his head out the hatch voluntarily, that they pushed him up.

by Anonymousreply 8709/01/2012

It's a sad senseless death. But it's all very strange.

There's a party bus==what's that exactly. He's 16 and they're talking about drinking shots. The tweets & facebook posts make them all seem very self involved. And what's with the ghetto talk (using nigga this & that on their post) when they all seem white.

I'm pretty sure I'm just too old to get it.

by Anonymousreply 8809/01/2012

He sounds like a complete douche. Hard to give a shit with what he was putting out there.

by Anonymousreply 8909/01/2012

They're in-crowd douchebags, r88. Who else could fill an entire double-decker bus with friends for a sweet 16 party? The birthday girl (Jessica) is black, so her school and friends are likely ethnically diverse. Jessica's twitter page includes her motto "Fuck everything get high."

by Anonymousreply 9009/01/2012

[quote] it would not surprise me one bit if those kids thought his head could be re-attached. They are the dumbest generation, ever.

I'm not even an eldergay, but I am convinced that this generation of kids is the stupidest generation that has ever existed.

I am only one generation removed from the current one, and we were nowhere near the level of idiocy and pig-ignorant know-nothingness on display with this one.

I blame reality tv and too much technology, along with shitty parents.

by Anonymousreply 9109/01/2012

[quote] There's a party bus==what's that exactly.

Here's a link to the company's description of the party bus. It's basically like a nightclub on wheels. It even has a dance floor. Can it be safe for people to be up and dancing while the bus is zooming down the highway?

by Anonymousreply 9209/01/2012

Thanks for the info. Here's a little more on the incident:

The teens were dancing and the bus had gotten hot, the security guard, Alex Franco, told the Daily News.

"I told them not to open the hatch, like three or four times, but kids, they don't understand," he said.

Franco said he had gone downstairs to tell the driver that it was getting too hot.

"Two, five minutes I was downstairs," he said.

But then he heard teenagers screaming, and he saw Fernandez on the floor of the bus. "There was so much blood everywhere," he told The New York Post.

Fernandez, who lived in Queens' Woodside neighborhood, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Calls to his family home Saturday in Queens rang unanswered.

Friends sent sad Twitter messages reacting to his death.

"Sitting here with your blood on my foot wishing this was all a bad dream. I love you so much dan you were there for me till the last second," wrote one student, who said she was forever scarred.

Students planned to wear blue on the first day of school to honor the teen.

Fernandez was going to be a junior at St. Francis Preparatory. He was a beloved student, said Lynch, who taught him last school year.

"He was an adorable, low-key kid, with a sweet smile," she said. "Kids loved him; he had lots of friends and was popular with the girls."

She said a group of students had a special last project, producing and appearing in a takeoff on the novel "Lord of the Flies," about a group of boys on a desert island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results.

"He was very hands-on, he took the leadership role," said Elizabeth Gonzalez, a student teacher at St. Francis last year.

Fernandez played the villain in the video students posted on YouTube, she said.

In class, "he was very lively, and high-spirited," she said. "And he had so much potential in his writing."

The school said on its website that it shared in grief and shock over his death. A wake was set for Monday, the site said.

Designer Limousines, which operates the bus, expressed its "deepest heartfelt sympathy" to the teen's family. The company said it would conduct an internal investigation.

by Anonymousreply 9309/01/2012

That bridge seems deadly

by Anonymousreply 9409/01/2012

Do they get a refund?

by Anonymousreply 9509/01/2012

r91, you and I are in the same boat. I have a 15 year old brother, I am ten years older than him. I love him, but my God is the boy lazy, stupid, careless, and selfish. I was brought up under a completely different environment, it seems 10 years turned my mother from a drill sergeant to a pushover.

I fear for the future of this country.

by Anonymousreply 9609/01/2012

Some of us like to look back at our teenage years and imagine that we were smarter, kinder, more well put together than kids today. As for DanMotherFuck, we'll never know what he would have turned into. A lot happens between 16 and 26.

R96, I see this with my younger sibling and I. We have a ten year difference. However, my parents just got plain ole' old. My older sister and I had an entirely different experience than my younger sister did. If anything I am constantly riding her about being more responsible since my parents never bothered to like they did with us.

In any case, kids grow up now being okay with the lines being blurred between public & private information. They check into places on their phones. They share photos on Facebook taken literally every day. They post random thoughts on Twitter. The thing is, while it's not something that I would do, it's what that generation does. I don't agree with it but I won't judge them for being different like our parents probably did to us.

by Anonymousreply 9709/01/2012

[quote]Students planned to wear blue on the first day of school to honor the teen

Pussies! Why aren't they wearing RED for his blood. They tweet about it enough.

by Anonymousreply 9809/02/2012

[quote]I will miss seeing your face

So will we...

by Anonymousreply 9909/02/2012

I'm guessing every bone in his skull got crushed and it was just sort of flopping around on his neck spraying blood out of various cracks and fissures as he fell to the floor.

by Anonymousreply 10009/02/2012

[quote] See, Dan's death has already served a good purpose. Thank you, DanMotherfuck.

I feel bad for his parents, but my God did I laugh at the above. Thank you, R47

by Anonymousreply 10109/02/2012

We haven't been able to eat or sleep ever since this happened. Even breathing feels like a chore. It's like our bodies have shut down, and all we're able to do is text and tweet.

by Anonymousreply 10209/02/2012

Here's the Six Feet Under scene.

I always thought it would make for a great life imitates art very special episode of Real Housewives of New York: la comtesse est décapité.

by Anonymousreply 10309/02/2012

I don't think he had his head smashed by the top of the bridge. If that had happened, he'd be decapitated. I think his head hit some part of the bridge that might have been hanging down (possibly a pipe). Here are some pics

by Anonymousreply 10409/02/2012

This would not have happened if I was there.

by Anonymousreply 10509/02/2012

I agree, it all sounds very Final Destination.

by Anonymousreply 10609/02/2012

[quote]Feel like my insides are being ripped apart

by Anonymousreply 10709/02/2012

Gotta love the creepy teenage fucknut death hag that refused to shed his blood soaked shirt until cops forced him to. He was proud & happy to be wearing his Final Destination badge of honor. Really, there's no hope for kids today. Dead is better. I wish they would all die.

by Anonymousreply 10809/02/2012

[quote]Give the old vanguard of DL what they want and post a link to his hole.

His neck?

by Anonymousreply 10909/02/2012

This thread of hilarious. I feel guilty for laughing, but some of the tweets and comments are priceless.

by Anonymousreply 11009/02/2012

[quote]Class clown: Teachers and classmates said Fernandez was a promising writer with a great sense of humour

Yes, you can't get much more clever than "DanMotherfuck."

[quote]I agree, it all sounds very Final Destination.

How the fuck is it like Final Destination? Did any of his friends tweet that he or any of them had a premonition right before this happened?

by Anonymousreply 11109/02/2012

I think the bizarre way he died was the way it reminds people of that series. Now, if we find out the whole bus had a near death experience and one after another the other 65 start dying bizarre deaths, well then it's basically the whole stupid series.

by Anonymousreply 11209/02/2012

I love how in r104's link he seems to be channeling me in one of his class clown pictures.

FU Jack'leen!

by Anonymousreply 11309/02/2012

Can someone explain the party bus phenomenon to this clueless eldergay? I'd never even heard of party buses until recently, but lately they're all over the news. The company of the double-decker bus that the kids were on brags that its bus features 2 bars and a dance floor. Can it really be safe for a bunch of drunken partiers to be dancing in a bus as the driver is negotiating the streets and highways of New York City? Aren't these buses just a disaster waiting to happen? And why does the ride to the party need to be a party too? Does everyone need to be entertained every single second? Can't they wait until they actually arrive at the party?

by Anonymousreply 11409/02/2012

[quote]"Fuck everything get high."

I have to admit that I feel that way sometimes myself and I'm waaaaaaay older than sweet sixteen Jessica.

by Anonymousreply 11509/02/2012

[quote]She said a group of students had a special last project, producing and appearing in a takeoff on the novel "Lord of the Flies," about a group of boys on a desert island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results.

"He was very hands-on, he took the leadership role," said Elizabeth Gonzalez, a student teacher at St. Francis last year.

Jesus, the jokes just write themselves.

by Anonymousreply 11609/02/2012

I want to know how it is all his friends found the overpass's Facebook page to begin with?

by Anonymousreply 11709/02/2012

I know it's not nice to laugh, but some of his friends' tweets ....

@NikkiPelczar Can't clear my head

Kind of like Dan, whose head couldn't clear the overpass.

by Anonymousreply 11809/02/2012

From the NY Post:

The crowd of 65, including many from a Queens Catholic high school, was gearing up for a wild Friday night, tweeting about getting "sauced" at a friend's Sweet 16 party at a catering hall in Garfield, NJ.

Hours before, Fernandez, 16, about to begin his junior year at St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, asked a pal over Twitter: "Are they checking on the bus??"

"Yeah be careful brooooski," she warned back to Fernandez, whose handle was DanMotherf--ker.

Friends posted pictures of party girls in blue dresses. One kid bragged, "The amount of bottles on this limo is rediculous.”

by Anonymousreply 11909/02/2012

From the pics of the bridge at link, it seems this isn't the first time it's gotten some head.

by Anonymousreply 12009/02/2012

This is an awful thread. Keep it coming.

by Anonymousreply 12109/02/2012

YOLOWWWWWWWW!

by Anonymousreply 12209/02/2012

:D

by Anonymousreply 12309/02/2012

From the Facebook page of the Overpass:

[quote]Shut the escape hatch so your retarded friend doesn't stick his head out of it.

[quote]The true victim here is the Overpass. He will have to go through a lot of therapy. Not to mention cleaning!

[quote]Now don't lose your heads over this page, kids. Your friend already did that for you.

by Anonymousreply 12409/02/2012

OMG, like so awful #sad. Let's try and get One Direction to follow us by trending #1Dconsoleus

by Anonymousreply 12509/02/2012

Is this awful enough?

[quote]Fernandez’s girlfriend, Alexa, tweeted, “I guess us kissing tonight was goodbye??”

by Anonymousreply 12609/02/2012

I think he got clipped across the top of the head and fell before there was time for the exsanguination to start. The lid of the hatch is bent back but not smashed or dented, suggesting an overhang rather than a pipe hitting it, and and overhang that did not hit the hatch especially low, toward the connection to the bus. That would have resulted in different damage to the hatch lid.

There's no blood or brain material on the bus roof or on the inside of the hatch, so he didn't bounce into it with his head blown up/off. That would leave what we in the business call a Pollock. He must have been fairly high - his head wasn't just peeking up. Clearances are usually higher than a double decker by at least two feet. Odd. Perhaps the bus was in an outside lane where the underpass was at its lowest point.

Rather, he presented a Benazir. The fatal injury occurred with his head up, he came down, and then the mess started (immediately).

It's also likely the impact occurred primarily to the side of his head - he would likely have been looking out to the side, not seeing what was coming. Of course, spinal fractures in addition to skull trauma is probable.

Naturally he had at least three fatal issues going on - the fractures causing significant brain damage, spinal trauma, and uncontrollable bleeding out. Yeah, he's a "TROOPER" and going to "pull through," as he lay dead while they were posting those things.

by Anonymousreply 12709/02/2012

But he apparently lost his teeth . . .

by Anonymousreply 12809/02/2012

That's right he bit me, the little drugged out punk!

by Anonymousreply 12909/02/2012

Love how these kids on The Overpass Facebook page are telling commenters they're "ugly" and "don't have any friends" and they "hope they die".

Those kids should fuck right off. Heartless bastards. I can't imagine what Overpass must be going thru right now. Why are they trolling him?

by Anonymousreply 13009/02/2012

I feel like I'm losing my mind.

by Anonymousreply 13109/02/2012

Me, too, r110.

But the overpasses FB page is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 13209/02/2012

According to the New Milford, New Jersey Patch, many of the 65 teenagers on the double-decker bus ran onto the highway following the accident.

I'm surprised there weren't more casualties.

by Anonymousreply 13309/02/2012

R129 - you made me laugh very loudly. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 13409/02/2012

New pic of the aftermath!

by Anonymousreply 13509/02/2012

This little expedition sounds like it was a disaster waiting to happen.

by Anonymousreply 13609/02/2012

I wish we could WW 135.

by Anonymousreply 13709/02/2012

No sympathy here. What an idiot...

by Anonymousreply 13809/02/2012

You beat me to it, R133. Darwinism continues unabated.

{quote] Though many of Mr Fernandez’s friends were unable to attend the wake at the Queens high school on Saturday night, the teenager’s friends were quick to post photos of them lighting candles in his memory

They were able to get to Queens to gather for the pick up by the par-tay bus but they couldn't get to Queens for a wake?

If you look at the pics of the underpass it looks like there was a lot of head room (no pun intended) for the bus. Was this kid standing up?

by Anonymousreply 13909/02/2012

If you need to drop some weight in a hurry, I've heard that riding the Party Bus is the fastest way to lose 20 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 14009/02/2012

So wicked, R140! W&W, for sure...

by Anonymousreply 14109/02/2012

We have a winner!

by Anonymousreply 14209/02/2012

It's too bad the party wasn't held up in Sleepy Hollow, he would have had the perfect costume.

by Anonymousreply 14309/02/2012

The Darwin Awards is going to blow up this year. There are too many entries.

by Anonymousreply 14409/02/2012

I stuck my head out the window once when I was driving in a car; I looked ahead and so no oncoming traffic.

An adult yelled at me to pull my head back inside.

I was okay.

I feel badly for this kid and his family. He had his whole life ahead of him.

by Anonymousreply 14509/02/2012

"He had his whole life ahead of him."

Well, the most important part is behind him now, R145.

by Anonymousreply 14609/02/2012

[quote] Though many of Mr Fernandez’s friends were unable to attend the wake at the Queens high school on Saturday night, the teenager’s friends were quick to post photos of them lighting candles in his memory

[quote] They were able to get to Queens to gather for the pick up by the par-tay bus but they couldn't get to Queens for a wake?

We had other parties to go to on Saturday night. It sucks that Friday's Sweet 16 party was ruined. We damn sure weren't going to let this ruin the rest of the fucking weekend too!!!

by Anonymousreply 14709/02/2012

Wonder what his mother thinks of his twitter handle.

by Anonymousreply 14809/02/2012

Amidst all the snark let's just take a moment to think of his family and his friends and the future he'll never have, and to remark: "Damn! That kid was going to be a hottie."

by Anonymousreply 14909/02/2012

He had the bluest eyes. I thought he was Latino.

by Anonymousreply 15009/02/2012

This kid was trying to be cool and funny, and he paid the highest price for it. Kids at this age think they are immortal. Hopefully his idiot friends learned something from this.

That said, I wonder if the kids were drinking or doing other drugs on this bus, and was there really only one adult?? If this is the case, then I can see some lawsuits coming out of this. It will of ocurse be settled with the insurance company for an undisclosed amount.

by Anonymousreply 15109/02/2012

To answer the inevitable question: Yes, he was cut.

by Anonymousreply 15209/02/2012

[quote] Hopefully his idiot friends learned something from this.

I doubt it. Most of them have been tweeting about how this goes to show that life is short and unpredictable and how you have to live life to the fullest because you never know what will happen. I don't think any of them have accepted that he died because he made a foolish decision. I'm guessing some of them will never accept it because they probably had egged him on and encouraged him to open the hatch.

[quote] I wonder if the kids were drinking or doing other drugs on this bus,

Many of them had probably been drinking before they got on the bus. Dan had tweeted to ask whether they would be "checking" on the bus.

[quote] was there really only one adult??

It's the bus company's job to provide the transportation, not to chaperone the kids. If the kids' parents were concerned, some of them should have volunteered to serve as chaperones. But I'm sure the clueless parents all assumed that their sweet, darling angels couldn't possibly get into trouble.

by Anonymousreply 15309/02/2012

[quote] If this is the case, then I can see some lawsuits coming out of this.

Heads will roll!

by Anonymousreply 15409/02/2012

Except that they also tweeted that there were so many bottles on the bus it was ridiculous. So I'm thinking they were drinking on the bus too. Not that it matters. They were likely bombed no matter when they drank it.

by Anonymousreply 15509/02/2012

[quote]It's the bus company's job to provide the transportation, not to chaperone the kids.

It's not just a mode of transportation. It's an actual party bus that has a dance floor. I've seen a couple of party buses where I live and it's almost always filled with the young crowd and they're usually dancing in there.

There could be at least two basis for a lawsuit -- not enough adult supervision and the hatchet could have been better secured. The employee on the bus stated he warned them not to open the hatchet 4 times. If it was so important, it shouldn't have been so easy to open it.

by Anonymousreply 15609/02/2012

Is it legal to "dance" in a moving vehicle? This thing was in 6:30 traffic on a Friday evening. Wouldn't it have been starting and stopping enough to knock people over? It sounds so ill-conceived, even if the idea is to keep people from driving under the influence.

by Anonymousreply 15709/02/2012

"Hatchet" -- really?

It was an EMERGENCY EXIT hatch. It was very likely secured exactly as it was supposed to be. It HAD to be designed to open easily in case of an EMERGENCY. Wanting to stick your head out of it because you're drunk off your ass and want to go "fuck you" to the person in charge who DARED to tell you how to behave and what not to do is NOT an emergency. The fact that the security guard had to tell them repeatedly to stop messing with it means it was ongoing behavior deliberately flaunting authority.

And no the bus company does not have to provide "adult supervision". It's up to the people chartering the bus to decide on that.

It'll be interesting to see if the security guard was provided by the bus company or requested by the parents who chartered the bus. That's the only place there MIGHT be room for question. If the bus company provided the guard, there's a question of whether it's standard for them to do so on any charter, of if they decided it would be necessary for THIS charter (possibly based on the age of the intended ridership). Then a case COULD be made that they didn't provide ENOUGH security. But if the parents who chartered the bus arranged for the guard, then it's all on them for not providing enough supervision.

But in the end there's just no basis for any lawsuit. And any lawyer who tries to make a case is an ambulance-chasing shyster.

by Anonymousreply 15809/02/2012

only in this ridiculous country would we be looking at the workers on the bus as the reason this happened. It has already been established that there were two workers on the bus, the driver and the monitor. This stupidity happened when the monitor went downstairs to ask the driver to crank up the AC because it was hot. While that happened, this dumb kid decided to do what they were repeatedly told not to do, raise the emergency hatch. It can't be locked because in case of an emergency, it would be used to rescue people. You would think that 16 year olds can follow directions? There may have been alcohol on the bus since they were bringing it to a party but kids on the bus tweeted that they were not allowing drinking and closely monitored that. Maybe the parents should have taken more concern about their darlings before they went on the bus. I'm sure they've all been on the phone with their lawyers this weekend for compensation for "emotional trauma" to their sweet alcoholic teenagers.

by Anonymousreply 15909/02/2012

If enough people get on board and pay their share, the ride is cheaper than getting a cab.

by Anonymousreply 16009/02/2012

"Very lively and high-spitited" = PITA in class.

by Anonymousreply 16109/02/2012

Exactly, R161. "Lively and high-spirited" is damning with faint praise.

by Anonymousreply 16209/02/2012

did the parents have to sign a waiver of some sort releasing the bus company of responsibility for their dumb kids? there was already one security guard. wild kids will do whatever they want regardless. no one in authority have much muscle when dealing with wild teenagers.

by Anonymousreply 16309/02/2012

[quote] Is it legal to "dance" in a moving vehicle? This thing was in 6:30 traffic on a Friday evening. Wouldn't it have been starting and stopping enough to knock people over?

I don't get it, either. It seems horribly unsafe, but apparently it is perfectly legal to drink and dance on a bus. Here's how the company describes the double-decker bus:

"This party bus is unique for many reasons, including accommodations for up to 70 passengers, a downstairs and upstairs bar, 2 hostess stations and a first level dance floor, with in-style night club lighting. Guests can dance to over 100,000 songs from our juke box or enjoy entertainment on one of the 15 flat screen satellite TV's. There is even a VIP room to accommodate special guests."

by Anonymousreply 16409/02/2012

If the kids were undeage, I'm sure the parents had to sign a release -- not that this will stop any lawyers.

by Anonymousreply 16509/02/2012

Was Nick Hogan driving?

by Anonymousreply 16609/02/2012

[quote]only in this ridiculous country would we be looking at the workers on the bus as the reason this happened.

Amen.

by Anonymousreply 16709/02/2012

Work for lawyers who attended New York Law School!

by Anonymousreply 16809/02/2012

What the hell were they doing in Queens, anyway?

by Anonymousreply 16909/02/2012

I can't believe some of the callous comments here making fun of a kid's death. Yes, what he did was stupid. He partied too hard and payed with his life.

Partying isn't the way to get ahead in life. And it looks like thats the direction this kids life was headed. This kid will never marry, never go to college, never be the head of a major corporation. If he looked ahead, he may have seen the overhead bridge and had time to duck. To most of us, it seems like a no-brainer not to stick our heads out of a moving bus, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've all done stupid things in life, some of us headed down the right path, and some of us headed down the wrong path. We all have to face the choices we make in life. Sometimes those choices blow up in our faces.

by Anonymousreply 17009/02/2012

r170 - marry me.

by Anonymousreply 17109/02/2012

frau time

by Anonymousreply 17209/02/2012

[quote] This kid will never marry, never go to college, never be the head of a major corporation.

He could have lived to be 100 and that was never going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 17309/02/2012

[quote]payed

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 17409/02/2012

Yes, what part of he payed with his life don't you understand? He payed the ultimate price!

by Anonymousreply 17509/02/2012

[quote]Yes, what part of he payed with his life don't you understand? He payed the ultimate price!

What part of "paid" don't you understand?

by Anonymousreply 17609/02/2012

I'm laughing so hard at some of his "friends" tweets. Too funny!

Sadly, it looks like many have protected the tweets and we can't read them anymore :(

by Anonymousreply 17709/02/2012

Sometimes the consequences from our bad decisions hit us smack in the face.

by Anonymousreply 17809/02/2012

r170 really hit it on the head. My hat is off to you!

by Anonymousreply 17909/02/2012

r179, he sure did. And in the face of all that is being spewed. A real cerebral post, if only some could think like that or at all even.

by Anonymousreply 18009/02/2012

I'm just sad because this made me think of all the things I did as a kid and how I got away with it.

I wish he'd gotten away with it too.

by Anonymousreply 18109/02/2012

R140, I am , as the kids say (yes, I'm old), ROTFLMFHO! I believe you and I are going to hell...

by Anonymousreply 18209/02/2012

Amateur.

by Anonymousreply 18309/02/2012

R170, have you figured out how to spell "paid" yet?

by Anonymousreply 18409/02/2012

Here we go! Let the religious war begin.

by Anonymousreply 18509/02/2012

"Here we go! Let the religious war begin."

Off with their heads!

by Anonymousreply 18609/02/2012

I did all kinds of things when I was a kid and a teenager that I am very lucky I lived through. I was nearly decapitated while riding horseback. Once, when I was 16, I stupidly drove so drunk that I didn't even realize the windshield was coated in ice. I drove on the highway, unable to see out of the windshield. I shouldn't have made it home that night, really.

The fact that this kid stuck his head out of the hatch isn't so surprising. Kids do stupid shit. I did plenty of stupid stuff.

The blame for this terrible accident really lies at the feet at @Danmotherfucker's parents. I have to think they didn't even realize his twitter handle was so vulgar which means they didn't monitor him or treat him like the boy that he was. He wasn't taught to respect authority, obviously. He wasn't taught basic manners, which would dictate that one does not open the emergency escape hatch on any vehicle. But times have drastically changed and this is the way that Americans parent their children now. And another kid is stupidly dead.

by Anonymousreply 18709/02/2012

"every single one of the teenage girls looks like a slut in her Twitter avatar. Do all teenage girls now aspire to be sluts?"

No. But a party bus full of underaged drunken idiots is a great place to find aspiring sluts.

by Anonymousreply 18809/02/2012

"But times have drastically changed and this is the way that Americans parent their children now. And another kid is stupidly dead"

so true. I did some really stupid things but not anything my parents specifically told me not to do. I also did not do anything that struck me as fatal that anyone warned me against. While I did some dumb things, I always thought about the shit I'd get at home, if I survived, when I went home with a sprained this or that. It was different in my old timer days when parents would stress that something we choose to do was "dangerous" i.e. fatal. "Dive into the blue hole, you will drown". "Play on the railroad tracks, who will scrape your body off the rail". Common sense needs to be emphasized in addition to how much it would cost to bury your dumb ass.

I'm sorry for this young man's life loss, but his parents didn't seem to take the time to teach him common sense or the value of good advice.

by Anonymousreply 18909/02/2012

I went to the same high school as @Danmotherfucker...a "prep" school, but VERY middle class.

by Anonymousreply 19009/02/2012

This is the kind of news that really helps you put things in perspective.

by Anonymousreply 19109/02/2012

R190, it doesn't even seem middle class. It seems working class or lower class. These kids act like they grew up in a trailer park. No offense to the fine families that manage to raise respectful kids there.

Next time have a party in your parents' basement and stop playing at being more than you are - stupid and immature teenagers who still need lots of chaperoning. WTF is wrong with these parents?

by Anonymousreply 19209/02/2012

I bet his bitch frien Julie put him up to it.

by Anonymousreply 19309/02/2012

From Twitter:

Conor Corley ‏@Conor_Corley God obviously needed a wingman to mack bitches up there I cant think of a better person to fit the requirements, look over me Dan, love you.

by Anonymousreply 19409/03/2012

[quote] I have to think they didn't even realize his twitter handle was so vulgar which means they didn't monitor him or treat him like the boy that he was.

His parents probably didn't know he has a Twitter account and probably don't even know what Twitter is. When you read his friends' tweets, many of them openly brag about getting drunk and getting high, even though they're only 15 and 16. And they're posting this publicly on the Internet, with their real names and photos attached, for everyone in the world to see. And their parents either don't have a clue or don't care.

by Anonymousreply 19509/03/2012

[quote]Conor Corley ‏@Conor_Corley God obviously needed a wingman to mack bitches up there I cant think of a better person to fit the requirements, look over me Dan, love you.

The more his friends eulogize him, the more it becomes quite clear that Dan and all his friends was/are complete assholes.

These kids actually attend a Catholic school?

by Anonymousreply 19609/03/2012

Until they try to get jobs, r195.

by Anonymousreply 19709/03/2012

Dan died laughing his head off.

by Anonymousreply 19809/03/2012

I have been thinking about this a lot, and am having trouble understanding how he smashed his whole face down to the teeth and yet these kids thought he'd pull through. Is this a classic case of wishful thinking? Perhaps the boys closest to him spread the rumor that he'd be ok out of guilt because they egged him on or even held him up through the hatch.

by Anonymousreply 19909/03/2012

I'm having this image of him sticking his head out like a dog would out the window with WOOOO, then BAM.

by Anonymousreply 20009/03/2012

Here's another teen party bus story: A 19-year-old girl opens the emergency exit window and falls out of the bus, onto the busy interstate highway. None of her friends on the bus call 911 because they're afraid they'll get busted for underage drinking. They just let her lie injured on the highway. They wait 20 MINUTES before they even bother to tell the driver to pull over. And then most of them run away before the cops show up. Police only find out what happened because other motorists called to report the incident.

Sorry that the link is to FoxNews, but that was the best version I could find.

by Anonymousreply 20109/03/2012

This makes me glad I never had kids. I'd be a complete pushover because I hate confrontation.

by Anonymousreply 20209/03/2012

[quote] Perhaps the boys closest to him spread the rumor that he'd be ok out of guilt because they egged him on or even held him up through the hatch.

That would be my guess, though we'll probably never know the whole story. My guess is that after the security guy told them not to open the hatch, some of the other kids around him were probably daring him to open it, egging him on with chants of "Do it! Do it!" and maybe even lifting him up. The decision to open the hatch was probably a group decision, and Dan was the wise-ass who was actually willing to do it.

by Anonymousreply 20309/03/2012

I'm with R199 and R203. I believe there was a "group think" going on with the kids around him egging on the guy who was always willing. These were the people who were covered in blood and saw the gore. I'd be interested in hearing their assessments as the shock dissipates and they talk to each other about what happened. What kind of an understanding will the different people reach about the situation? The levels of denial and magical thinking are through the roof now, but wait a while.

I wonder if any of these clowns will ever go back to their tweets and reflect on what happened.

by Anonymousreply 20409/03/2012

If they're drama inclined they'll use to excuse every failure they'll ever have.

by Anonymousreply 20509/03/2012

More party bus trauma. I just love how the DM has become a chronicle of tawdry deaths in America.

by Anonymousreply 20609/03/2012

[quote]I have been thinking about this a lot, and am having trouble understanding how he smashed his whole face down to the teeth and yet these kids thought he'd pull through. Is this a classic case of wishful thinking?

Read the previous posts on how this generation of kids are the dumbest, most ignorant ever.

by Anonymousreply 20709/03/2012

Darwinism. Pure and simple. Yes, teens do stupid things. But not too many do SUCH stupid things as to get themselves killed. When they do? Too bad. Sad but the kid CHOSE to stick his stupid head up through that hatch, specifically against the directions of the bus driver. His poor family and friends are left with the fact that they have a dead friend/family member who died by his own hand, drinking, doing something fatally stupid. Intentionally. It wasn't cancer. It wasn't nature. It wasn't murder. The dumbass pulled a stunt and got killed. Some people are too stupid to get through life.

by Anonymousreply 20809/03/2012

Last Friday night

Yeah we maxed our credit cards

And got on the Party Bus

Then we hit the boulevard

Last Friday ....SPLAT!!

by Anonymousreply 20909/03/2012

If other kids egged him on, I hope one or more comes forward at litigation of the sure-to-happey lawsuit(s). Then I hope THOSE kids' parents get sued ('cause the kids are under 18) and lose their homes and everything good, paying the dead kid's parents.

Oh, and to the poster(s) who wondered why kids were tweeting Dan in/on way to hospital to "stay strong", etc.:

Probably 'cause they're: stupid, should have been aborted, ignorant beyond belief and description, or:

'cause they're young????

by Anonymousreply 21009/03/2012

"I feel sorry for that poor kid, but what a stupid thing to do. Apparently his parents didn't teach him to never stick his head out of a moving vehicle."

Ehhh no. I can't bring myself to feel sorry for the incredibly stupid boy. We DO owe him for getting out of the gene pool before propagating his stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 21109/03/2012

The tributes are so touching.

by Anonymousreply 21209/03/2012

The kid was an idiot. I really don't think he was the universally beloved, adorable young scamp that some have tried to make him out to be. And God knows he didn't have any brains. He truly was too stupid to live. So long, Dan Motherfuck.

by Anonymousreply 21309/03/2012

That's an appalling story R201 -

[quote]Some kids did run back to help Brown, but the bus driver said the majority fled the scene because they were worried about getting in trouble. Out of 35 on the bus, only 11 were left after police were called.

It makes a good case for kids being highly self-absorbed these days. Kids will be kids but all of the kids talked about in this thread seem a lot more self-centered and less connected emotionally than past generations.

by Anonymousreply 21409/03/2012

[quote]all of the kids talked about in this thread seem a lot more self-centered and less connected emotionally than past generations

With FB, Twitter, and the like, narcissism is the new normal. It's not going to change.

by Anonymousreply 21509/03/2012

R199, they were probably raised on cartoons where an anvil, boulder, or piano gets dropped on a character and yet they manage to pull through. Nobody bothered to tell them that that ain't how it works in the real world.

by Anonymousreply 21609/03/2012

The girl in R212's link taped a blue square to her tank top in remembrance. How nice. Is this the way they dress for the first day of school at a Catholic H.S.? It's changed a lot from my day.

by Anonymousreply 21709/03/2012

He began his life sticking his head out of a hole and ended it the same way. So long Dan Motherfuck...

by Anonymousreply 21809/03/2012

[quote]Is this the way they dress for the first day of school at a Catholic H.S.? It's changed a lot from my day.

Clutch those pearls, Mary Jane!

by Anonymousreply 21909/03/2012

Did you see the pic, R219? Even for a public school that seems pretty risque. A tight top cropped right below the tits and a pierced navel showing? I remember just a decade ago a co-worker's kid's public high school banned spaghetti strap tops.

by Anonymousreply 22009/03/2012

All the tweets and quotes are about how his death is impacting THEM. Can't even go to this wake cuz, you know, it's on Saturday night and stuff.

When we had a death in high school, it was a fucking tragedy with yearbook pages and all. Nobody wanted to be the center of attention for fear death would 'spread'.

Now, how did DanMotherFuck reach the hatch? Did they have a ladder? Did he stand on the seat? How did he reach it? I agree with earlier posters that he was hoisted up.

by Anonymousreply 22109/03/2012

That picture in r212 can't have been taken at school. That's a sports bra she's, er, sporting, so she doesn't even have a shirt of any kind on. Maybe she figured the school would give her a pass for leaving her shirt at home because of her grief.

I never thought of myself as a prude, but these people are changing my mind. Is it really that unusual for children to have to wear shirts to school these days?

by Anonymousreply 22209/03/2012

[quote]The kid was an idiot. I really don't think he was the universally beloved, adorable young scamp that some have tried to make him out to be. And God knows he didn't have any brains. He truly was too stupid to live. So long, Dan Motherfuck.

When my brother was 16 he was caught breaking into a car. He is now a 37y/o man with 3 kids, a home, 3 cars, and 6 figure income.

Some kids at that age are dishonest, stupid and pretty much worthless; but if they don't manage to kill themselves many of them do grow out of that extremely arrogant, mischievous and stupid phase.

While I think that Dan was probably not an angel (he was a bully who made fun of "ugly" people), it's a tragedy because he never got to be that 37y/o man reflecting on the stupidity of his youth.

by Anonymousreply 22309/03/2012

[quote]There could be at least two basis for a lawsuit -- not enough adult supervision and the hatchet could have been better secured. The employee on the bus stated he warned them not to open the hatchet 4 times. If it was so important, it shouldn't have been so easy to open it.

R156 is either a moron or a lawyer.

by Anonymousreply 22409/03/2012

R156 is a failed lawyer, meaning he is an ambulance-chaser just waiting for that big break. However, his logic is stunningly juvenile.

by Anonymousreply 22509/03/2012

[quote] If it was so important, it shouldn't have been so easy to open it.

Not only is R156 a lawyer, she's an expert on bus design.

by Anonymousreply 22609/03/2012

As r221 observed, those safety hatches aren't easy to get to. This kid had to have been making a serious effort, probably with the help of at least one other kid. It's not like he tripped and fell into it.

by Anonymousreply 22709/03/2012

[quote] To most of us, it seems like a no-brainer...

It certainly is now.

by Anonymousreply 22809/03/2012

Outside the hatch the sky was so blue....I mean rad.

by Anonymousreply 22909/03/2012

"If other kids egged him on, I hope one or more comes forward at litigation of the sure-to-happey lawsuit(s). Then I hope THOSE kids' parents get sued ('cause the kids are under 18) and lose their homes and everything good, paying the dead kid's parents. "

Unless that kid was hoisted up screaming and protesting, the young idiot was legally and morally responsible for his own death, and nobody else should be getting rich because of it. Even if it was a groupthink situation, the kid wasn't forced to do anything.

Really, this wasn't a case of negligence on anyone's part, except for the parents who didn't send chaperones. It was a case of unstoppable stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 23009/03/2012

I feel bad that this kid died, but it all comes down to the fact that he was trying to show off for his friends and he got himself killed

[quote] There could be at least two basis for a lawsuit -- not enough adult supervision

I think it was a private bus trip to a birthday party. Not a school function. If that's the case his parents are partially if not almost completely responsible. The parents also bear responsibility for making sure there was enough supervision for their child. All the parents did. They sent their child/children on a trip to another state in a PARTY BUS. They didn't send him on a Greyhound bus, they sent him on a party bus with a dance floor and a bar. Their son also hinted that he was bringing alcohol along with him when he asked the question on twitter if they (the bus company/driver) were checking/ searching bags before getting on the bus. These kids were all drinking and I'll bet he broke the seal during the 3 different times he attempted to open it and was warned off. It's sad but it was a stupid teenage accident

by Anonymousreply 23109/03/2012

"He is now a 37y/o man with 3 kids, a home, 3 cars, and 6 figure income."

He's a draconian Republican now, right?

by Anonymousreply 23209/04/2012

Aww. How sweet.

From Twitter:

Danielle Cervasio ‏@danielle_cervs Pictures of Dan on instagram get more likes than pictures of my tits, look how loved you are baby #ripdan

by Anonymousreply 23309/04/2012

Monstrous, R233.

by Anonymousreply 23409/04/2012

Good lord. These kids leave me speechless.

by Anonymousreply 23509/04/2012

Looking for updates on the party bus head bash, I found this other story about another party bus-connected fatality a month before in California where the police were having trouble interviewing witnesses because they were all drunk.

by Anonymousreply 23609/04/2012

I've been having trouble understand how his head smacked the underside of the bridge; is the party bus really THAT tall, that there's only 12" clearance between it and the bottom of the bridge?

I suspect that DanMotherfuck was riding on somebody's shoulders and that is how he was so high up.

So who's the guilty party?

by Anonymousreply 23709/09/2012

DanMotherfuck, No_Limit_Nigga... Don't these kids have parents? How do they get away with these handles?

by Anonymousreply 23809/09/2012

r238, sure they have parents, the kind that celebrate their daughter's sixteenth birthday by renting a party bus so that she and 65 of her idiot friends can get ripped with no parental supervision whatsoever!

by Anonymousreply 23909/09/2012

"He had his whole life ahead of him."

Now he has no life, without a whole head...

by Anonymousreply 24009/09/2012

[quote]Danielle Cervasio ‏@danielle_cervs Pictures of Dan on instagram get more likes than pictures of my tits, look how loved you are baby #ripdan

This made me bust out laughing.

About the only good thing I can say about DanMotherfuck is that it appears he hadn't got around to reproducing yet. Imagine what would come out of a Dan-Danielle mating.

Then I think about the others on the party bus, who are probably fucking right this minute, and I get depressed. A generation's coming that's going to make Snooki look like Lee Radziwill.

by Anonymousreply 24109/09/2012

LOL, I love how some loser made a memorial Twitter account for poor DanMotherfuck:

[quote]Rest In Peace Dan @DanTheManFernan

[quote]R.I.P DAN , ALWAYS REMEMBERED NEVER FORGOTTEN

And yet nobody's Tweeted anything to/about it since a week after the death!

by Anonymousreply 24204/06/2014
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