There were many heroes who assisted in the aftermath of Monday afternoon's bus crash involving the Dunkirk High School track team and a sports utility vehicle on Route 60.
And while there were many assorted bumps and bruises, it could have been much worse.
"Amazingly enough," Dunkirk track and field coach A.J. Burnside said, "most girls are going to walk out of the (emergency room) with smiles on their faces. I'm just thankful they're walking out."
Acknowledgement also must go to Assistant Coach Robert Rosas, the New York State Police, emergency crews from Gerry, Cassadaga, Sinclairville, Stockton, Ellington, Falconer, Cassadaga Valley Central School, Starflight, Alstar and Frewsburg as well as the "outstanding gentleman" who allowed the girls to take shelter in his barn after the accident.
It was a scary scene. Quick action from all who assisted brought some peace of mind to many.
Keep NRG running in city
Here are the state leaders we are urging residents to reach out to - through phone calls or e-mails - to support legislation that will keep the NRG station in Dunkirk operating in the future. They include:
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Call (518) 474-8390 or e-mail at www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
Hon. Sheldon Silver, Assembly Speaker. Call (518) 455-3791 or firstname.lastname@example.org