Thursday, March 08, 2007

Baseball Team Bus Accident in Atlanta to Be Subject of CNN Documentary

CNN Pressroom - Fatal Journey, Due for March 10 Premiere, Tracks Tragic Accident, Examines Highway Safety in U.S. Cities

In the pre-dawn hours of Friday, March 2, a charter bus transporting the Bluffton University baseball team to Sarasota, Florida, tore through a guardrail and plunged 30 feet onto Interstate 75 near downtown Atlanta. The accident took the lives of four players, the bus driver and the bus driver’s wife.

CNN: Special Investigations Unit – Fatal Journey will investigate both the accident and whether highway safety is being compromised by the urgent need for more highway capacity in America’s growing cities. Fatal Journey airs on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. All times Eastern.

CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin and CNN: Special Investigations Unit will employ a bus and helicopter to re-enact the fateful journey of the Ohio students.

Speaking to survivors and their families, transportation authorities, rescue workers and traffic experts, CNN will scrutinize the accident, examine lessons learned from similar accident investigations and focus on what can be done to prevent future accidents. CNN also visits with a family struggling to cope with the loss of a son in the accident and listens as surviving players ponder why they survived while others lost their lives.

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