Monday, August 23, 2004

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs: Truck crashes and dumps 15 tonnes of eggs on German highway
Thu Aug 19, 3:21 PM ET

BERLIN (AP) - A German superhighway was closed down to one lane for hours Thursday after a truck hauling 15 tonnes of eggs crashed, scattering its load and creating a slimy mess across the autobahn near Hanover. The truck swerved to avoid a metal object in the road and hit a barrier at about 1 a.m., tipping over and crushing the eggs, which flowed across the highway, police said. The 43-year-old driver was injured and taken to a hospital but was expected to be released later in the day. Two of the three southbound lanes were shut down as crews cleaned up the mess into Thursday afternoon. Police estimated the total damage at the equivalent of about $160,000 Cdn.


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