Truck wrecks dump everything from apples to pet food

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Updated Jul 13, 2019

What do apples, pet food, pig intestines, and garbage have in common?

All were spilled on streets and highways in tractor-trailer accidents this week. But, drivers escaped injury in each instance.

A truck loaded with garbage crashed in New Hampshire (NH State Police photo)A truck loaded with garbage crashed in New Hampshire (NH State Police photo)

Here’s the rundown:

  • A tractor-trailer hauling pig intestines dumped its load on a highway in downtown Kansas City, Missouri Thursday, July 12. The wreck caused three lanes of westbound Interstate 670 to be closed for several hours.
  • Somehow, no one was injured Tuesday, July 9, when a tractor-trailer was struck by a freight train near Greenville, in western Pennsylvania. The truck’s load of dog and cat food spilled onto the railroad tracks and street. The truck’s driver and two people in the train’s engine were uninjured.
  • Also on Tuesday, a truck loaded with 60,000 pounds of garbage tipped over, spilling its load on Interstate 89 in New Hampshire, The rollover occurred on the Exit 9 on-ramp of I-89 south near Warner, which is west of Concord. The driver was ticketed for speeding but not injured.
  • It was apples that hit the deck in a mishap Sunday, July 7, on Highway 30 in Brossard, Quebec, Canada just across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal. A tractor-trailer was on the Highway 10 West ramp towards headed toward Highway 30 around 1:20 p.m. when the driver lost control of his vehicle and covered the highway with apples.