Watermelon Spill on Busy Tri-Cities Roadway, What Else Has Spilled?
A truck lost a load of watermelons the other day in Pasco.
According to a Tweet from Pasco Police:
Sticky situation yesterday at Rd 68 and Sandifur Parkway. 150 watermelons were destroyed when the trailer carrying them was hit by a vehicle. The at-fault driver turned into the trailer by ex"seed”ing the speed limit when the light turned yellow. 😂#ripmelons
This situation got me thinking.
I looked back at Washington State Patrol Chris Thorson's Tweets and found quite a few unique spills. These include:
According to a Tweet from Thorson:
This truck spilled onions all over the intersection of SR 221 and SR 14 near Patterson. The most dangerous part of this incident is that the truck was on the highway with NO brakes and the operator has NO driver's license!! Luckily no one was injured.
The spilled apples incident happened 6 miles north of Wenatchee on US Highway 2 near Milepost 134. There were minor injuries.
WSP Trooper Jeremy Weber warned on Twitter:
SEMI COLLISION! A loaded potato truck rolled as it was turning east from Sagehill Road onto SR 24 near MP 74. Non-blocking, but SR 24 will be shut down while tow trucks remove the semi. Update on closure times to follow.
One trucker spilled a load of beans in Prosser. Other items not secured, and thus dropped on roads include:
A Pepsi soda machine
Commercial cooking equipment
A basketball hoop
WSP Trooper Chris Thorson reminds motorists to "secure your load."
While it seems funny, it's often a very expensive experience. These spills are time-consuming, as well. Please remember to secure your loads and drive for conditions. Be safe.