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cartoon motorhome graphicAs Pat Biggs and Loren McDougall began their RV trip from International Falls to Oregon in their motorhome on Wednesday, the two-door Pontiac hitched behind suddenly broke free and careened off the highway and down a 50-foot ditch, reports the Bemidji Pioneer.

According to Jeff Lofgren of Southside Towing, the hitch, connecting the Pontiac’s rear end to the back of the RV, snapped free and ripped the small car’s rear bumper off in the process. The car veered into the left, northbound lane of Highway 71 and down a steep embankment, says the Bemidji Pioneer.

No cars were traveling in the northbound lane when the accident occurred.

“We were very lucky that there were no cars in the other lane or people on the side of the road when it happened,” Biggs said. “I’m glad no one was hurt.”

For the complete story from the Bemidji Pioneer, click here.

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Trudy Holder is haunted by her parents’ suspicious disappearance on their way from Alberta to B.C.

Seventy-eight-year-old Lyle McCann and his 77-year-old wife Marie haven’t been seen since July 3 when they left St. Albert, Alta., in their motorhome bound for B.C.

They were supposed to pick Trudy and Morgan up at the Abbotsford Airport a week later.

“We landed and started looking out the plane window, ‘Is that Nanny in the window there? Is that Grandpa in the window there? (We) went into the terminal; they weren’t there,” Trudy said.

Alarmed, Trudy called RCMP and learned her parents’ motor home had been found abandoned five days earlier on a remote road near Edson, Alta. The SUV they were towing behind it is still missing.

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Centreville, Mich. —
An Indiana woman towing a camper last Monday apparently missed several warnings about height restrictions on the Langley Covered Bridge and learned a lesson the hard way.

Bruce Jones, director of the St. Joseph County Road Commission, said a horizontal metal bar used as a height regulator in advance of the bridge entrance, crushed the top of the camper to the point that Jones speculated the camper may have been a complete loss.

He said nobody was hurt in the late-morning incident.

“Short of having someone stand along the road pointing to the height-restriction signs, I don’t know what more we could do to warn people about the limited clearance,” Jones said.
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