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Thursday, February 12, 1970---a tragic, traumatic night during Carnivaltime '70 as 24 year-old NOPSI operator Joseph Washington, working on the Tchoupitoulas line that evening, ignobly became the victim of his own bus! While traveling outbound, Washington was ejected from NOPSI 282 in a collison with an automobile @ Jackson and Annunciation, thrown under a back wheel, and dragged to his death and crushed as his driverless bus careened forward, bounced over the Jackson Avenue neutral ground and slammed into a building across the street.

2 of his passengers survived, however, albeit one with slight injuries. Not exactly the WORST way to go, but horrible nonetheless!
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Album name:AH3RD / New Orleans Public Service & New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
Keywords:NOPSI GMC Fishbowl TDH5303 NewOrleans Crash GEArnold
Date:February 12, 1970
Location:Jackson Ave & Annunciation St
Year, Make, Model:1965 GMC TDH5303
Photographer:G.E. Arnold
File Size:100 KB
Date added:Jan 31, 2010
Dimensions:544 x 480 pixels
Displayed:624 times
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TheDriver  [Dec 16, 2016 at 07:24 AM]
Now that is sad