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Old 05-20-2017, 01:50 PM   #11
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OK, so pickup (PU) tries to pass school bus on a two lane road but doesn't see an oncoming vehicle. PU slams on brakes, causes it to spin and the rear end plows into the rear of the school bus. PU becomes embedded into the side of the school bus which ends up carrying the PU and it's idiot driver.

Yep, that's it! Only one problem, it's a divided highway with both lanes in the same direction. Oh well... How the heck did this happen?
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:16 PM   #12
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All I know is it was here in FL, and the truck "fell" on the bus?!
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:25 PM   #13
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Oh, so there's obviously a ramp involved. So he jumped off a ramp backwards into the rear of a bus that stopped momentarily. Sounds complicated. Needs a back story.

This guy was jumping his truck off a ramp at high speeds backwards, while showing off to the kids at the bus stop. That's why he hit the bus.
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Oh, so there's obviously a ramp involved. So he jumped off a ramp backwards into the rear of a bus that stopped momentarily. Sounds complicated. Needs a back story.

This guy was jumping his truck off a ramp at high speeds backwards, while showing off to the kids at the bus stop. That's why he hit the bus.
IDK, but lately its all the pickup truck kids showing off or texting that seem to be on collision courses with buses.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:14 PM   #15
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That'll teach those cool kids that always sit in the back seat.

Sorry, but I'm still having trouble visualizing how the back of a pickup truck got shoved through the back end of a bus.
Physics experiment aside, was it a high-speed rear-end to rear-end collision because the pickup tried a high-speed U-turn?
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Looks like a 4 lane hwy with a median. Could the pickup going the opposite direction to the bus, launched itself through the median and just happened to find the bus, while airborn. Haven't had to try that yet but drivers do fall asleep or have other medical emergencies etc.
Luckily it was only a Ford but the bus owner could be one of us.
It really sucks when your day goes bad that way!
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Luckily it was only a Ford ... that way!
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right before this happened....

the driver says to to the passenger "hold my beer and watch this!"

if i were to tender a theory it would be like a little dog and the fat lady.

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The bus's crushed roof and rear cap makes me think the PU truck was at the front of a car carrier and facing backwards. Car carrier suddenly braked to avoid hitting bus just ahead of it, PU wasn't secured well enough, and gravity and the immutable laws of physics then took over. If this happened, was the car carrier's driver not paying attention (on a goddamned effing cellphone, or playing with the "infotainment system", or otherwise acting like most idiot drivers these days), or what? How else would one not see a bright yellow bus directly ahead of you?

When I drive I'm more worried about some damn fool distracted or unfocused driver behind me more than anything else. I can take care of what's in front of me, but behind me is less within my control. My car and now my bus have very bright European rear fog lights (the high-intensity red beam aimed straight at a following driver's eyes), and I've repurposed my red rear flashers as extra high-mount brake lights, but there's nothing more I can do!

Or maybe it fell off an overpass bridge, like manna from heaven. Would that then be considered an act of god, and therefore not covered by insurance?

Enquiring minds need to know.

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