Acu Bus Accident

November 5, 2011 by staff 

Acu Bus Accident, Amanda Wilson says he feels blessed that she was able to walk away from a bus accident that killed one of their classmates Friday and seriously injuring others.

“Yes, I think I have some bruising,” Wilson said after a prayer vigil on the campus of the ACU Friday night. “I was grateful to do what I could do.”

Wilson and a group of 15 others – students and teachers of agriculture ACU – traveling in a bus along U.S. 83 between Ballinger and rock painting, when the bus around 15:20 Friday,

After the accident, said she helped to identify the first responders was on the bus.

The pre-veterinary student said they were on their way to an annual mission trip to Medina.

Her friend, Anabel Reid, a sophomore, 19 years old, ACU, died in the accident.

“Let everyone know Anabel. She was an amazing person, always full of life and is always a joy to be around,” he said. “I do not feel anything.”

Join your friends in prayer, Wilson told the people gathered in Beauchamp Amphitheatre the candlelight vigil that their prayers and their support was needed.

“This is difficult, and this has made everything easier,” said Wilson. “I thank everyone here more or less came straight here.”

Attending the consultation were hundreds of students from the UAC, sitting in 58 degree time steps of the amphitheater in the cold.

Many of the attendees who were deployed along several rows were crying, huddled together, prayed together.

Katie Dodd, 20, said he grew up with Reid in Lubbock.

A year that Reid, Dodd said her childhood friend joined him this year at ACU.

“She was the kind of person who absolutely lived to the fullest for God,” said Dodd. “It was an amazing person.”

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