Monday: A church bus from the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, Texas and an 18-wheeler collided west of Tallulah, La.
TALLULAH, La. ‚ÄĒ A church bus taking senior citizens (search) on a tour of historical sites slammed into a cotton-hauling tractor-trailer on the shoulder of a highway Monday, killing eight people and injuring seven others, state police said.
The bus driver survived the wreck and told investigators he fell asleep at the wheel before crashing into the truck, authorities said. Someone on the bus yelled, awakening him just before impact, said Trooper Julie Lewis.
Fifteen people were on the bus when it crashed around 11 a.m. on Interstate 20 in northeastern Louisiana. The truck driver, who had pulled onto the shoulder to check his brakes, suffered minor head and neck injuries.
Thirteen passengers and two drivers were headed toward Vicksburg, Miss., on the second day of what was to have been a 16-day trip sponsored by their Baptist church in Texas, state police trooper Julie Lewis said....
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform! He plants His footsteps on the sea and rides upon the storm!May God yet recieve honor and glory from this tragedy and sinners be converted to Christ, is my hope and prayer.
Once again we have brought home to us the brevity of life, and the costliness of human error.(in this case the driver falling asleep.)
Our hearts go out to those whom have been bereaved of loved ones, and we wish those who have been injured a speedy recovery.
...possibly some of those that died were the Lord's ,(as it was a church bus), and so they are with Christ which is far better.
Over the years i have been with my placard with the Word of God on in various positions in town and city centers ,when hundreds of bus passengers have read the texts. It is a thrilling form of witness, and has rejoiced my heart,and may the Lord have blessed His own Word to those whom have read the Word.