Originally Posted by raaj
Oh man.. I hope that minivan was right-hand drive, but looking at the flow of traffic, it looks like a US-style "driving on the right hand side" , so the driver was most likely on the left side of the car, and most likely dead from this accident. That bus driver needs to be shot in the public square.
If you look real carefully, it looks like the occupant area didn't crush like the front end did. It looks like a somewhat newer van, and there's been some huge strides in the last two decades made in preserving the space where the passengers are. I've seen a few samples close up, and when looking at them you can see that the engineering really does work. Not 100 percent yet, but pretty amazing.
Plus, the van had the good fortune to be able to be pushed the other way which lowered the energy hit it would have taken had it been pinned. I just hope it was able to go backwards for a bit while the bus scrubbed speed.
Another thing I noticed was that if the white car (first car you see getting plowed) would have gassed it instead of pumping the brakes, it would have probably cleared the bus.
From the looks of that town, maybe the driver already got shot and that's why it was in "ramming speed" mode.
Row well and live!
Yes, I've been known to over-analyze stuff.