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NOPSI 282618 viewsThursday, 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!
NOPSI 282400 viewsSome more photos of the fatal crash of NOPSI #282, which claimed the life of its own driver, Joseph Washington, on Thursday, February 12, 1970 (40 years ago today). G.E. Arnold photos; collection of Aaron Handy III.
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