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Miranda Cosgrove

My Bus Driver Saved My Life

8/11/2011 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Miranda Cosgrove is telling the people closest to her ... if it weren't for her bus driver's quick thinking this morning, she'd be dead right now.

Sources close to Miranda tell TMZ, her tour bus was en route to Kansas when it encountered an overturned semi on the road. It was pitch black outside, and by the time the bus driver saw it ... it was too late.

Rather than swerving and potentially overturning the bus, we're told the driver decided to hit the brakes and face the semi truck head on ... a decision that may have saved Miranda's life.

Sources tell us, Miranda feels very lucky to be alive -- she has a fractured right ankle that needs a cast, and a broken right baby toe. We're told she is in a lot of pain and her mom is also bruised and banged up.

We're told both Miranda and her mom will head home in a couple days to heal up. Miranda's tour is canceled until further notice.

Sadly, out of all those injured in the crash -- we're told the bus driver is in the worst condition. He had to be airlifted from the crash scene to a nearby hospital, and received 45 stitches.

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1.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

This kind of decision has also saved some airliners in runway crashes.

1118 days ago
2.

John    

The Semi over turned and part of it was in the road and he did not see it till he was able to see it with his head lights which only gave him very little time to do anything.

With something heavy like that he was better off doing what he did rather than rolling it and killing others by ejection or crushing.. He put himself completely on the line and in the middle of a semi vr bus ... Very smart to save the people in the bus but his odds would have been very slim.. thats why most swerve..

1118 days ago
3.

Koolfingaz    

Who cares!!!! Next!! This girl thinks too much of herself.

1118 days ago
4.

Sassy    

Who cares, you say? Why do people come on a celebrity site and say who cares about a car accident a celeb was in. It's newsworthy, you tool.

1118 days ago
5.

carpetMuncher    

Uh, its called unsafe speed for prevailing condidtions. Also in drivers ed they call it over driving your headlights. The primary collision for this accident will read the above. Driver of the bus 100% at fault lucky he didn't kill anyone. So much for a professional driver.

1118 days ago
6.

CasuMarzu    

Bus driver should have honk.

1118 days ago
7.

Zell    

Pretty smart of the bus driver. The ones who are saying "how stupid it was", obviously he knew what he was doing, and his passengers have minor injuries, despite him sacrificing his own body for them. Good luck to the bus driver for a speedy recovery.

1118 days ago
8.

Mdogg    

Who cares about this ****?? Really?

1118 days ago
9.

Amy    

i dont like her at all

1118 days ago
10.

travcm    

I can think of a nice reward she can give him

1118 days ago
11.

Dorinha    

I was reading through the first thread on Miranda's accident, and shaking my head at comments scolding her for not going to college and "doing something with her life". Cosgrove is eighteen years old, earns nearly five million dollars a year on "iCarly" (the most popular show in Nickelodeon's history), and has a singing career and a squeaky clean image to boot. She's helmed her own show since she was fourteen. She's doing just fine.

Most of us with university degrees would roll 'em and smoke 'em in a heartbeat to have Cosgrove's income and career opportunities. University will always be an option for her if and when she chooses to attend.

Speedy recovery, Miranda. I hope your bus driver is okay.

1118 days ago
12.

hi    

I saw her inconcert last night she was good!! good shes ok

1118 days ago
13.

hi    

I hope she gets better soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1118 days ago
14.

Nick D    

That bus driver is a hero! He's saved so many people's lives, and he's not even dead.
This should be a big lesson for all of the other bus drivers out there... If you're about to get hit, sit there, and let it hit you.

1118 days ago
15.

Summer    

and yet nothing about the semi-driver? anyone else smell a lawsuit?

1118 days ago
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