Brazoria County, TX – Earlier this year, a tanker truck filled with chicken steroids rolled over and blocked the highway, according to a report filed by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office.
The truck accident occurred at around 3 a.m. on FM 2917 near the FM 2004 marker. Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office deputies did not disclose the cause of the accident or who was at fault.
However, deputies did report that two people were taken to the hospital, though they did not reveal the extent of their injuries.
The chicken steroids that the truck was transporting were moved to another truck. Northbound and southbound lanes were blocked as crews cleaned up the accident site.
Eden Prairie, MN – In April, a tractor-trailer that was transporting a ton of meat, struck a median on Interstate 494 during the morning commute, according to a report filed by the Minnesota State Patrol.
The truck accident caused numerous packages of sausage to spill onto the opposite lane, blocking traffic for several hours.
State Patrol reported that the driver of the truck had suffered a health issue prior to the accident, and that the driver lost consciousness, causing the truck to swerve into the median.
The driver was not injured, and there were no reports of car accidents caused by the spill, or of damage to other vehicles.
Dayton, OH – Another truck accident spill occurred in June 2015, when a truck carrying more than 800 live pigs overturned, killing as many as 500 pigs, and setting free as many as 400 pigs from the wreckage.
West, TX – In January 2015, an 18-wheeler that was transporting frozen French fries, rolled onto its side, spilling its load across Interstate 35.
Although no injuries were reported, the truck spill closed both lanes on the highway as crews worked to clean up the site.
Houston, TX – In another Texas truck-spill accident, an 18-wheeler crashed into a small vehicle on the westbound lanes of Katy Freeway, spilling cases of beer onto the road. The crash took place in September 2014, and there were no reports of injuries.
Summit, SD – The driver of a tractor-trailer fell asleep while driving in June 2014, and when his eyes opened, he yanked the steering wheel too hard, causing his truck to flip onto its side, spilling cases of Bud Light.
The truck accident occurred on Interstate 29, which is just north of Summit. Cleanup crews were dispatched to remove the beer. There were no reports of injuries.
Rocky Mount, NC – In January 2015, a truck transporting ramen noodles was involved in an accident on the I-95, according to ABC-affiliate WTVD-TV.
Larry Scholting, the driver of the truck, said he fell asleep while driving, and woke up just as his truck smashed into a guardrail. The truck veered off-road and struck a highway bridge, cutting open the cargo space, and spilling ramen noodle packages onto the road.
Although there were no injuries reported, the main lanes were closed as cleanup workers removed the ramen and diesel fuel from the road.
“I kind of drowsed off,” Scholting said in an interview with WTVD-TV, “and next thing I knew, I had taken out the guardrail.”
Lake Samish, WA – A truck carrying porta-potties was involved in an accident with a small vehicle on the I-5, according to a local police report.
The truck accident happened on the southbound I-5 in the afternoon, though the exact details were not disclosed.
Because the porta-potties were full at the time of the accident, a Hazmat team was dispatched to the accident site to clean 20 gallons of human waste that had spilled onto the highway.
Traffic was stalled for five miles as the Hazmat team cleared the biological waste for the next two-and-a-half hours.