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    Two reported fatalities.
    http://mynorthwest.com/11/2815665/Bus-versus-Duck-crash-blocks-all-lanes-on-Seattles-Aurora-Bridge
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    From the picture it looks like both were traveling the same direction and one (appears to have been the bus) tried changing lanes into the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkcoen View Post
    From the picture it looks like both were traveling the same direction and one (appears to have been the bus) tried changing lanes into the other.
    Though the exact cause of the crash is not known, Kerns overheard one tourist say that a tire on the Duck blew, causing the vehicle to crash into the side of the bus.
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    Prayers for all involved. Last report I heard was that it's moved up to 4 fatalities (all on the bus). My fear is that it was a mechanical issue on the DUKW. Not that it matters in the Grand Scheme of Life but it will look bad toward our hobby (even though this was a commercial enterprise).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkcoen View Post
    From the picture it looks like both were traveling the same direction and one (appears to have been the bus) tried changing lanes into the other.
    Early eyewitness says opposite direction and the duck lost a tire.

    http://www.king5.com/story/news/traffic/2015/09/24/collision-between-bus-duck-vehicle-several-injured/72746930/

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    Them DUWKs are new builds. They just share a name with MVs. I may have ridden on that one.
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    sound like a mechanical failure on the front end. Definitely a bad deal for the tour DUKW industry.
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    Media is already reporting that these vehicles were designed for military use and have no business being on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbearatkin View Post
    Media is already reporting that these vehicles were designed for military use and have no business being on the road.
    Well poop!! If that's true than the 2015 Peterbilt road tractor we pulled in yesterday after it lost the left rear tandem that subsequently smashed into a passenger car shouldn't be allowed on the road either! (Thank God there were no injuries).

    But that wouldn't make quite as good a story...now would it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear View Post


    But that wouldn't make quite as good a story...now would it?
    It never does PB, it never does.
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