Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oh No! Bus Crash!

Bill Davenport sez:

Houston artists Carter Ernst and Paul Kittelson crashed their truck last Thursday on U.S. Highway 87 at Bean Road outside San Angelo while towing Ernst's giant chicken sculpture to a show in Midland.

According to DPS spokesman Trooper Shawn Baxter, a school bus was traveling north on Bean Road when it stopped in the median while crossing Highway 87. The driver, Michael Peeples, 72, of San Angelo, then nosed into the westbound lane of U.S. 87 and into the path of the artist's pickup truck.

The bus, empty but for one child (who was uninjured), dramatically overturned. Ernst was taken to to hospital with broken ribs, but she, Kittelson and their two dogs will be OK. The chicken remains in stable condition.