Even though he was sad not to be at school for the first day, Rockford Christian Principal Eric Burgess is just happy to be alive. The brakes on his truck failed when he was headed straight for a ... more 
Even though he was sad not to be at school for the first day, Rockford Christian Principal Eric Burgess is just happy to be alive. The brakes on his truck failed when he was headed straight for a lake. So he jumped out of the car and prayed for the best. less 
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Thu, Sep 5, 2013 4:18 PM EDT