Tragic Bus Crash Is Being Investigated By THP

Friday, October 4, 2013

Shame on both the Chattanoogan and Democrat Ray Herron for one of the most misleading headlines, article and statements I have ever read about the fatal bus crash in Dandridge. 

The headline, "Deadly bus crash on I-40 not being investigated due to government shutdown," is completely false. The accident is being investigated by the THP and their Critical Incident Response Team who are completely capable of conducting a professional investigation. In fact they investigate 99.9 percent of the highway accidents in Tennessee.  

In this case, barring further findings it appears to be a relatively simple case of the left front tire on the bus suffering a blow-out and causing the bus to cross the median into oncoming traffic. It happens every day on our interstates, unfortunately in this case it was a bus carrying many people.

We have become accustomed to Democrats using every tragedy to attempt to score political points. However State Chairman Roy Herron's comments that Republicans "are denying the victims families the federal investigation they deserve," reaches a new low in political opportunism. I guess Roy doesn't feel like the THP is qualified to conduct their own investigation as they do on almost every accident that occurs on our interstates. Typical Democrat mindset that only Washington can do anything. I guess that it is why Chairman Herron lost his Congressional bid by 20 points in 2010 and why the Democrats are at their lowest level of influence in state history.

You should be ashamed, Roy.

Douglas Jones
Ooltewah

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