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Crash Victims to 'Dr. Phil' Show -- Give Us a Brake

9/29/2009 1:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. PhilFive "Dr. Phil" fans are now suing the very show they once loved -- after a road trip to catch a taping of the program allegedly turned into the worst experience of their lives.

Flashback to December 2007, when a bus chartered by the "Dr. Phil" show -- which was carting members of a Ventura County mothers group to see the show -- crashed while en route, injuring 17 people.

According to the lawsuit, filed earlier this month in L.A. County Superior Court, the brakes on the bus "failed and lost power, making the bus unable to stop" ... causing it to collide with "another vehicle, two concrete curbs, an iron fence and two trees."

Now, five women on board that bus are suing Dr. Phil's production company, claiming the show "negligently hired" the faulty bus to pick them up.

The five women are asking for unspecified damages against Dr. Phil's production company -- Peteski Productions -- along with Bus America, Inc. and the bus driver.

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Tammy    

Oh My God,
I've just read all these posts and you ALL sound like bloody typical AMERICANS. Good laugh though!!!!!!!
We've just been accused of being racist because we held a tribute to Michael Jackson painted our faces Black dressed up and did a dance on tv. Wow it is still pretty strong in the U S of A the way you put black people down. Go home Harry Connick Junior and worry about your own yard. Were quite happy here is AUSSIELAND xxxx

1740 days ago
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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1749 days ago
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Simone    

Complicated story...

1749 days ago
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iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Third bitches.........now roll a blunt fo doktoh fill

1749 days ago
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Simone    

Tiny, please, stop messing around with my name!!!!!!! People who always post here know that it is not my style. Get a life and write what you want signing your own name on it, bitch!!!!!!!!

1749 days ago
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shea middleton    

sure sue his ass!!! he had everything to do with that. Just like like George Bush called in Katrina. Get a Life HELLO

1749 days ago
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you just don't get it    

Simone #6:
Simply posting on this trash site belies any integrity you think you may have. Don't worry about it. No one else does.

1749 days ago
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Allen Ridak    

If I was driving a busload of cackling morons from the Dr Phil audience, I would do it deliberately. Wow, he drove into "another vehicle, two concrete curbs, an iron fence and two trees", and still couldn't finish the fat oafs off.

Good effort though. Well done Mr Bus Driver.


1749 days ago
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kenfu    

What a bunch o' shiz... I'll bet my salary on the demograph of this group, and the POS lawyer behind this! I guess Dr Phil should've went and inspected the bus personally...I can hear 'em now "dat mo fo dota Phil gonna be payin' my ass...uummm hummm" ...ridiculous.

1749 days ago
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lovemichaelforever    

they got to get their kid's college funds somehow

1749 days ago
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oreo    

I am surprised that TMZ has not put up any more michael jackson stories.

1749 days ago
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Simone    

Large Marge, your comment was very sensible. People who post in this type of site is idiot in some way, because they are losing their time talking about someone else - stupid celebs - instead of take care of their own lives. I assume mea culpa for it. Hahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahahahahahahhaahaha.

1749 days ago
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marky spark    

This is precisely the frivolous lawsuits that obama needs to make stop. Let me guess, grandma joleene got a wild idea to sue because the bus was connected to some tv show. up yours grandma, eat it, you pigs. you make people sick with your get rich quick schemes. are you gonna sue me now because i made fun of you money grubbing pieces of shizz with a T on the end?

1749 days ago
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Lizzie    

Oh, I sure Dr. Phil &/or his production company specifically ordered a bus that wasn't in tip top shape~~~give me a "brake",
ooooops, I used the wrong word!!!!!!!!!! "These people" are gonna attempt to get $$$ for their children to go to college,
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, plezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!! What a joke!!!!!!

1748 days ago
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homie1kanobe    

FREE RIDE: It's about right it's been almost 2 years since the accident, Now 5 of them WANT A PAYCHECK! Try working like rest of us!!!

1748 days ago
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