'The Very Worst Thing' is a documentary film which about the worst school bus crash in U.S. history. In the aftermath of the crash, new school bus safety standards were adopted and are still in place more than 50 years later. This tragedy devastated a community and captured the attention of an entire nation. Written by
The True Story of the 1958 Floyd County School Bus Disaster
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The number 27 shows up a lot in the history of this story. The bus number was 27, there were a total of 27 occupants on the bus. The last two engine block serial numbers were 27. The driver of the wrecker, Mr. Horn was born in 1927. The last child found was 72 days later or a reverse of 27. The Kentucky National Guard usually places 27 tents out when doing rescue but chose not to after hearing about the number. And lastly the other bus crash, a church bus in Carroll County, Ky., in the 90's also had 27 people die as well. See more