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


February 2018

Breakfast sausage: Police charged the driver of a tractor trailer hauling Bob Evans brand breakfast sausage with reckless driving and failure to wear a seatbelt after his truck crashed in Hanover County, Virginia, causing a road closure. WTVR reports the trailer struck a guardrail and overturned.

Cattle: A truck transporting cows tipped over near Glenmore Hill, Ireland, prompting the closure of the N25 road, KCLR reports. A crane was reportedly brought in to clear the accident site, and the truck’s driver left uninjured but in a state of shock. Regrettably, several cattle were killed or had to be put down due to injuries.

“Disgusting chicken sludge”: An 18-wheel truck transporting 77,000 pounds of “chicken sludge” overturned in Catawba County, North Carolina, prompting a “prolonged” hazardous materials cleanup. The Charlotte Observer reports the State Highway Patrol had not determined what caused the waste-carrying vehicle to crash, but authorities did tweet that the scene was “a mess.”

Milk: Two fire brigade units and a digger machine responded to an overturned truck in Clare County, Ireland, which had been carrying milk. The crash sparked fears that the spilled milk would pollute a nearby fish-stocked lake, officials said. The Clare Herald reports the digger created multiple ditches to contain the potentially polluting liquid. “A private firm was contracted in to remove the milk,” an authority told The Herald.

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More Milk: An Idaho Milk truck overturned in Bridgeville, California, and remained there for 18 hours before a tow truck cleared it away. Lost Coast Outpost reports the truck remained on Highway 36 overnight before Buddy’s Tow was able to respond to the scene. Lost Coast Outpost quotes California Highway Patrol as saying the driver was “having a little trouble navigating the curve in the roadway.”