Seattle is in mourning. Residents of the Emerald City took their social media accounts to share their grief following the collision of a popular tourist vehicle and a charter bus, killing four foreign exchange students. So heartbreaking.
Twitter lit up with messages of prayer and sorrow after four students from Northwest Seattle College lost their young lives when an amphibious vehicle from Ride The Ducks swerved into the bus they were riding in. The students – most on foreign exchange programs with the school – were on their way to Safeco Field for a day of fun activities as part of their orientation program when the horrific accident happened on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge.
Following the Sept. 24 tragedy, the city’s residents are bonding in grief and prayer for the victims of the crash. In addition to the four students killed, sixteen others are hospitalized. Here is what some of the messages of support and condolence that Seattlites shared on their social media:
Our thoughts are with you, @NorthSeaCollege.
— Seattle U Law School (@seattleulaw) September 24, 2015
— Josh Lowry (@Josh_Lowry) September 24, 2015
Thoughts and prayers to all involved in the #AuroraBridgeCrash – awful tragedy.
— Lisa Van Cise (@lisavancise) September 24, 2015
Praying for the people involved in the #AuroraBridgeCrash and their families. So tragic.
— Rey Sacramento (@djrazs) September 24, 2015
Prayers for the students and faculty who were injured and the families of those who lost their lives in today's #AuroraBridgeCrash.
— Rebecca Orife (@mamajite) September 24, 2015
— Seattle University (@seattleu) September 24, 2015
— Andrew (@soundlogician) September 24, 2015
Praying for the victims and their families who were involved in the Aurora Bridge crash today in Seattle. 🙏🏻
— CJ Sutfin (@CJSutfin) September 24, 2015
Praying for the victims of the Aurora Bridge crash today in Seattle
— Taylor Young (@QuestYoung) September 24, 2015
Even the State’s Governor Jay Inslee sent out his condolences via social media with the following tweet:
To all those impacted by the #AuroraBridgeCrash, Trudi & I send thoughts of comfort & strength. Those lost & injured remain in our hearts.
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) September 24, 2015
Ride the Ducks is a popular and beloved tourist attraction and guide service. The company put out a statement on their Facebook page following that accident that said “Ride the Ducks of Seattle wishes to express our sincerest condolencesto the victims and their families involved in today’s tragic accident. “
“We have always placed our passengers and the public’s safety as our highest priority. At this time, authorities are handling the specific details and our company is fully cooperating with all investigating agencies to uncover the cause of the incident.” they added.
HollywoodLifers, please share your thoughts and condolences on this terrible tragedy below.
— Beth Shilliday