Contact Us

Search Gossip Boy

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Story Of April Bieber

April Bieber has become a trending topic on Twitter today and I was a little curious why.  I know that I have never been a Bieber fan, nor are some of my readers.  But the story I learned about today deserved to be shared and this little girl deserves to be remembered.

Dayton Daily News reports that Monday morning a 15 year old Ohio girl named Sodany April Phann was stuck and killed by a school bus. She was an honor student who planned on attending Bieber's concert tour when it came to Cincinnati in June.

By Monday night, word of Phann's death apparently reached Bieber, as he tweeted, "life is a blessing and appreciation for our time here with eachother is important." The message was marked: "#ripaprilbieber."

Vuthy Phann, 15, the victim’s uncle who witnessed the accident, said the teen was struck by the front of the bus, and that the bus driver did not initially stop. He said that he ran up to the bus and pounded on the window, screaming at the driver, “Look at what you did!”

He said the driver appeared confused and continued on a short distance. “She put up her hands like she had no clue,” he said of the driver, whose name was not released on Monday.
The driver, who worked for Petermann Bus Co., has been driving the same route all year, said Keith Harms, safety director for Petermann. The employee has been with the company for 23 years and has a “spotless” record, he said.

The accident is currently under investigation.


Felix said...

This is very sad that a young life has been cut short. Hopefully Justin will dedicate a song to her at the concert.

RFOhYeah said...

Thanks, GB. This happened near where I live, and it was such an awful tragedy. I know I'm going to be keeping an eagle eye on my girls at the bus stop. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.