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Old 05-20-2017, 08:14 PM   #21
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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.

There we go. I'll bet that's the winner.

I came up with the car carrier as the only way I could've imagined the truck getting enough momentum going backwards, but didn't think about it possibly coming off the front under braking.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:57 PM   #22
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The math doesn't quite add up no matter how I stretch it.

That's like stunt bus stuff.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:52 PM   #23
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The math doesn't quite add up no matter how I stretch it.

That's like stunt bus stuff.
Robin, that line is a classic!
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:11 AM   #24
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There is a front novelty plate and light bar on roof.
Like a volunteer firefighter might use.
I am thinking he might have been on a call, bus pulled off road but other traffic caused pu driver to brake hard and loose control.
Maybe wet road at the time.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:32 AM   #25
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Here is the answer

the truck detached from a tow truck as it passed the bus.

Pickup detaches from tow truck, hits school bus on I-295
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #26
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the truck detached from a tow truck as it passed the bus.

Pickup detaches from tow truck, hits school bus on I-295
Glad we finally have this mystery solved.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:32 AM   #27
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Now we can move on to other mysteries.

Our cumulative brain power should be aimed at finding a buried treasure, then we can all go out and get some bling for our buses.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:38 AM   #28
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Now we can move on to other mysteries.

Our cumulative brain power should be aimed at finding a buried treasure, then we can all go out and get some bling for our buses.
I've got a metal detector.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:37 PM   #29
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I've got a metal detector too. The treasure troves I'm talking about are reportedly buried pretty deep, like that lost Dutchman's mine in AZ.

Then again, diving for treasure around FL could result in gains. I've got an open water dive card.

Everyone bring your.... tomatoes and we'll psychically find treasures.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:38 PM   #30
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the truck detached from a tow truck as it passed the bus.

Pickup detaches from tow truck, hits school bus on I-295
The way I read the information on Google it says the tow truck transporting the pickup was behind the school bus and stopped to avoid hitting the bus and the SUV next to the bus. A 69 year old woman was the only passenger on the bus and was slightly injured.

I still said WTF? How did the pickup pass the tow truck to end up in the school bus? The only thing I could think of is it whipped around the tow truck and went air borne. Still one of the craziest accidents I've seen in a decade or more.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #31
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Now the new question. What was that 69 year old lady doing on the school bus?
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:01 PM   #32
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I think that treasure in Colorado still hasn't been found...
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Yeah, a treasure hunting bus gang. We could go camp out in CO and circle the wagons, I mean buses. With our... tomato percolators we'll figure out where that treasure is.
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Now the new question. What was that 69 year old lady doing on the school bus?
Probably a bus monitor.
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In all seriousness, a treasure hunting skoolie gang sounds so cool. And I really do want to try to find the Fenn treasure. I'm glad this thread reminded me of it.
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There's some big treasure in AZ too. That would be a fun way to go around the country searching for lost treasure in various states. It doesn't sound profitable but it does sound entertaining. A bus and a metal detector. What more could one want?

I already know where to find sasquatch and I don't want to go there again. I only had the flight response. I felt vulnerable like a little bunny while hunting in the Cascades with my high powered rifle.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:11 AM   #37
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growing up, i had a chance to spend a lot of time in Montana.

Near the town of Phillipsburg, MT, there is a little placer sapphire mine called Gem Mountain. its set up for tourist or serious gem hunters, they just sell you the dirt from the deposit and let you sift it.

its changed hands over my life a number of times but they seem to be going strong these days. Any treasure hunter passing thru MT should check it out. well worth the time and money to try.

And if you fish, that valley is one of the best.
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