Truckload of lobsters overturns on Maine interstate

Updated Mar 23, 2015

A trucker Wednesday swerved to avoid hitting a car that spun out of control on an interstate in Maine and wound up dumping 30,000 pounds of fresh Canadian lobster on the highway.

But, here’s the good news:

  • No one was injured in the crash on I-95 near Augusta, Me.
  • It’s doubtful the driver, Horst Puff of Greenfield, Nova Scotia, Canada will be charged
  • And, the lobsters — valued at $300,000 — survived, were inspected and sent on their way to dinner plates in New York and Rhode Island.

Puff drives for Gerhardt Trucking of Riverport, Nova Scotia. Another driver and a dog were in the cab at the time of the accident.

See the CBC’s video report.