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Old July 24th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Default Bus accident in St. Martin

Pretty scary scenario..here is the news report..

Today Newspaper St. Maarten » Few injured, but many shaken at Loterie Farm

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Old July 24th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Wow...that is scary! We were on a big bus on st. M and i will tell you a few times i just had to close my eyes and go to my "happy place". Very dangerous roads!
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Wow, my first thought was the folks in the top photo looked to be in pretty decent spirits. They went through a pretty harrowing experience. I feel for the driver and passengers in the mini-bus. They must have felt pretty helpless seeing that big bus bearing down on them.

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Oh my gosh how scary! Their lucky to be allive.
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The first bus didn't have functioning breaks and the replacement bus driver couldn't drive as he ran into a sign backing up.

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Wow, that was sure scary, they are lucky to be alive...I hope they figure out the cause of the brakes not working if that was the problem. I too have had some hair raising rides while on tour buses, just not sure they are inspected that well.

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