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Old 06-20-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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trust me, in my STUPIDITY, in my case.... I never pulled anywhere near a major highway... back road 2 lane blacktop all the way. if anyone got behind me, I pulled over.
Even when I was in a better situation with uhaul & lighter trailer loaded with 3/4 ton.... never hit 50mph
Yep_ that's how its done.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:50 PM   #12
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Sounds like a red-neck solution on a busy freeway. Not safe.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:27 PM   #13
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There's a right way and a wrong way sometimes...
Doing this on a major interstate is pretty effed up.
They obviously had enough money to afford three buses- they should have had enough money for a proper tow.
Now someone's in the hospital.
I wasn't about to take any chances after I bought my bus, so I hired a tow company recommended by the guy who sold me the bus. So it got transported to its storage site by a Kenworth set up to pull vehicles such as this. It even had a hook-up made to fit I-beam axles.

Cost a lot, but it was worth knowing the job would be done right.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:28 AM   #14
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4 people were injured.
4 hurt in I-95 crash in Palm Coast involving semi, buses | News-JournalOnline.com

Incidents like this aren't helping our cause.
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There have been a few people on here that have done stuff like this. I got into a heated debate with one guy. I hope these guys have to pay big time.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:11 PM   #16
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There have been a few people on here that have done stuff like this. I got into a heated debate with one guy. I hope these guys have to pay big time.
I don't know whether the one accident photo had most of its pillars taken out prior to or after EMS showed up, but that is some serious structural instability.
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I don't know whether the one accident photo had most of its pillars taken out prior to or after EMS showed up, but that is some serious structural instability.

I don't want to start a crap storm but this is one reason I am against a roof raise. Some just don't have the structural engineering experience to do the job properly, like me. I don't always admit my shortcomings but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis...and defer to the school bus engineers.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #18
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Yeh, wow.. judging by what appears to be spray-bomb or tape around those huge cutouts, I would say that somebody did some stupid modifications to that bus. It doesn't appear to have caused the crash, but it's still a good point of reference for what NOT to do.
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I just found another article with more pictures about the same incident: Tractor Trailer Crashes Into 3 Parked, Mostly Empty School Buses on I-95, Four Injured | FlaglerLive

It turns out the buses were used for watermelons.. They, like most other farm equipment, probably should have been driving on side roads.

More pictures from the article I posted above:






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^ U beat me to it!

They're watermelon grove "trucks". Sometimes they jsut cut the whole roof off and make them into big long pickup type trucks.
They were undoubtedly very beaten buses.
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