Will Moderate For Cigars
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: City on the TN River
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When my brother was driving a school bus, we had just started the route for a driver that had called in sick. He told my brother before we left that the brakes were acting 'funny'. 2 miles into the route, he topped a hill and tried to brake and they didn't work. The curve was too sharp to recover and he flipped the bus on it's side. I hung onto the pole that was by the front seat. I still remember that windshield falling out and the stop sign curling up and clattering along the road. If there would have been kids on that bus, there would have been injuries and possibly deaths. All of the seat bottoms from one side fell out and crashed to the other side. I could just imagine what they would have done to a few young melons if they had hit them. On the way to school in a sub bus, the driver was the mechanic who just worked on it the day before and he was working on my brother's story, telling him there wasn't anything wrong with those brakes and he didn't need to be telling lies to cover his ass. When the report was filed, my brother stuck to his story. The mechanic was eventually fired- two years later when the front suspension fell out from underneath a bus on one side. Luckily, no injuries on that one, either.
2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Rest in Peace
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