America’s highways can be dangerous places, and lately they have been the scenes of several unusual accidents that have killed some animal cargo.
One of five sharks being transported from Marathon, Fla. to Coney Island, N.Y. died when the truck the fish were on blew a tire on I-95 near Oak Hill, Fla.
Various media reports say the truck left the road because of the blowout, and the shark that died was thrown from the tank it was in.
The driver and two passengers riding in the trailer with the sharks were uninjured.
The surviving sandbar sharks (also known as brown sharks) were removed from the scene by a team from Sea World, and another truck was dispatched to finish the delivery.
Truck crash claims 1,100 piglets
As many as 1,100 piglets are said to have died in a truck crash on U.S. Route 35 near Dayton, Ohio Monday (June 8) night.
The driver of the truck – on its way from Indiana to South Carolina — reportedly carrying 2,200 piglets lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail before flipping on its side.
Some piglets are said to have escaped into a nearby woods.
The truck’s driver was uninjured, and a passenger had minor injuries.