This month in overturned trucks: corn, ice cream, poultry

Photo: Don Tormey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Photo: Don Tormey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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


December 2017

Chickens: A trailer carrying chickens overturned on Sandtown Road near Felton, Delaware, on Dec. 12. WDEL reports the road was closed temporarily to allow for “extensive cleanup of livestock debris.” The accident also created power outages for the surrounding area.

Chickens and ducks: 5,000 live chickens and ducks spilled across I-84 near Southbury, Connecticut on Dec. 10 following a tractor-trailer accident, reports ABC-7 NY. Animal control and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection assisted in the recovery and inspection of loose animals.

Corn: Kernels spilled onto both sides of Loop 820 in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 18, when an 18-wheel truck heading north veered into the southbound lanes, reports WFAA. Authorities closed southbound lanes were closed and reduced northbound traffic to one lane while debris was cleared.

Ice cream: Nearby residents helped themselves to ice cream after a truck carrying tubs of it overturned on Route R36 in Limpopo, South Africa, on Dec. 14, The Citizen reports.

Milk: A portion of Route 222 near Ephrata Township, Pennsylvania, was closed for hours on Dec. 12 after a truck driver hauling milk fell asleep and overturned the truck, Lancaster Online reports. Crews from Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company and Haz-Mat worked to clean up the milk and diesel spillage.


Unspecified produce: An overturned semi truck carrying unspecified produce closed eastbound I-40 outside Flagstaff, Arizona, on Dec. 18. The driver sustained only minor injuries, KAFF News reports. 

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.


Would I help myself to ice cream that just fell off the truck? That depends on the brand.

Blue Bell and Blue Bunnty? Yes (except for Blue Bell’s Coffee flavor. Yuck!). Baskin Robbins? Only if I were still a child, although I always enjoyed their Daquari Ice. Mayfield? Nope-too watery.