Thousands of Chickens Block Highway After Truck Crash

Some of the 7,500 chickens spilled onto an Austrian highway Tuesday. (Saint Florian Fire Brigade photo)

Some of the 7,500 chickens spilled onto an Austrian highway Tuesday. (Saint Florian Fire Brigade photo)

It took some 120 firefighters and other personnel several hours to clear 7,500 chickens from an Austrian highway after the truck carrying them crashed Tuesday.

Several media outlets report the Saint Florian Fire Brigade and other emergency services were called to the A1 motorway south of Linz at 5 a.m, Tuesday. The truck carrying the chickens is said to have struck a bridge causing much of the cargo to be spilled.

Many of the chickens were killed in the accident, but many others had to be rounded up. Traffic was snarled for several hours during the cleanup/roundup.

The driver is reported to not have been uninjured.

It took some 120 firefighters and other personnel several hours to clear 7,500 chickens from an Austrian highway after the truck carrying them crashed Tuesday. Several media outlets report the Saint Florian Fire Brigade and other emergency services were called to the A1 motorway south of Linz at 5 a.m, Tuesday. The truck carrying the chickens is said to have struck a bridge causing much of the cargo to be spilled. Many of the chickens were killed in the accident, but many others had to be rounded up. Traffic was snarled for several hours during the cleanup/roundup. The driver is reported to not have been uninjured.

Members of the Saint Florian Fire Brigade round up chickens on an Austrian highway Tuesday. ((Saint Florian Fire Brigade photo))

Members of the Saint Florian Fire Brigade round up chickens on an Austrian highway Tuesday. ((Saint Florian Fire Brigade photo))

Courtesy of: truckersnews.com

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