The site of so many sardines on the road looked almost biblical. 'At first we thought it was some sort of divine judgement - like a plague of locusts or frogs,' motorist Wladyslaw Nowak, 62, reported TheMailOnline.com, the online version of London's Daily Mail newspaper.
Police say the fish came from a truck driven by truck-driver Jakub Carowski, 26, who failed to shut the back door of the vehicle properly. The driver is being fined over $5,000 to pay for the clean-up.
These things happen. The worst truck spills involve chemicals and petrol. But sometimes these incidents touch our funny bones. Last May, a Brinks truck driving through northern Ontario hit a rock out-cropping that tore a gash in the vehicle sending $5 million in coins out onto the highway. The wreck set off a chain reaction of vehicles crashing into the wreck, one of which was a candy truck that spilled out onto the highway mixing with the coins.
A truck in Sugarland Texas in 2008 spilled 5,000 gallons of Molasses on the roadside. That's right...in Sugarland. But the freakiest incident we have heard of was a truck carting a beached whale through the Taiwanese city of Taihan. Gases had built up inside the 56-foot sperm whale while it was on the way out of town, causing it to explode, spraying whale guts all over a neighborhood.
Like we said. These things happen.