Fish spilled in two separate truck accidents

Herring spilled on the highway in Newfoundland, Canada. (Facebook photo by Greg James)Herring spilled on the highway in Newfoundland, Canada. (Facebook photo by Greg James)

In the span of several days in two separate trucking mishaps, fish were spilled on highways.

Hundreds of live fish were spilled Friday morning on Interstate 4 near Orlando, Florida when one tractor-trailer rear-ended another. Earlier in the week, there was a massive spill of herring on Route 480 in Newfoundland, Canada.

Florida Highway Patrol said several bins filled with fish tanks “sloshed forward” when the flatbed driven by Mayel Perez of Clewiston and carrying the fish hit a truck driven by David Plasky of Winter Haven early Friday near Orlando.

A police spokesman told the Orlando Sentinel that several hundred tilapia fell onto the highway and were driven over by other vehicles.

Perez was ticketed for careless driving, according to police. Plasky was taken to a hospital with what are reported to have been minor injuries.

On Wednesday, a tractor-trailer flipped on a slippery road in Newfoundland spilling thousands of herring on the highway. The unidentified driver was taken to a hospital to be checked, according to the CBC.