One of these days I will team up with some very smart people and write a white paper or an article that will lay everything out for local officials and public safety folks who are responsible for events where streets are closed. In the meantime, the financial impact of this accident will probably go a very long way towards convincing officials all over the country to more closely examine how they protect the public at these events.
This accident was foreseeable, predictable, and preventable. The suits will soon be rolling in, and at the end of it all 4 people will still be dead and many more will have permanent painful injuries. The courts will sort out the financial aspects eventually -- but probably not before next year's homecoming parade at OSU. Will they do a better job next year? Let's hope so.