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This Month In Overturned Trucks is The Takeout’s monthly roundup of overturned trucks spilling shit over public roadways.


April 2018

Beer: Cans of Keystone Light littered a Wichita, Kan. highway ramp and roadside on April 15 when a truck carrying the beer overturned around noon. The road between K-96 and Kellogg was closed temporarily as cleanup efforts were underway. KWCH reports “the crash caused a loss of beer but thankfully the driver only suffered minor injuries.”

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BEES!: Around 1:15 a.m. on April 17, a Ford F-350 truck hauling a trailer full of cardboard boxes containing bees overturned in Redding, Calif., at the Interstate 5 ramp to Highway 44 East. KRCR News reports officials worked quickly to have the debris cleared by morning, as “bees are active when the sun comes up.”

Cattle: The driver of a trailer carrying 33 cattle allegedly applied too much speed as he approached the entrance ramp of I-81 in Broome County, NY, on Aril 17, causing his vehicle to tip. WIVT News reports a Cornell University veterinarian was called to the scene, where some severely injured cows were euthanized. WNBF reports the surviving cattle were loaded onto other trucks and transported to a slaughterhouse.

Chickens: A truck transporting chickens tipped over April 17 near Waterford, Ireland, scattering hundreds of chickens across the busy road. Police and local residents worked to wrangle the loose poultry, which were being transported from nearby Cappoquinn Chickens. The Irish Mirror reports “the welfare of the chickens is unknown but it is understood that some were killed.”

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Corn: Corn was strewn across Highway 512 and its two shoulder ditches near Lethbridge in the Canadian province of Alberta after a truck carrying the corn collided with an SUV. Lethbridge Herald reports traffic was delayed or rerouted for hours as officials worked to clear the spill.

Logs: A logging truck was reportedly driving erratically before crashing and spilling its cargo in Aroostook County, Maine, on April 19. According to The County, the 41-year-old driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and was issued a criminal summons.