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I-95 & Rt. 288: Ramp Closed After Truck Hauling Pigs Overturns on I...

There are 23 comments on the WTVR story from Jun 7, 2010, titled I-95 & Rt. 288: Ramp Closed After Truck Hauling Pigs Overturns on I.... In it, WTVR reports that:

Avoid I-95 at the Rte. 288 exit. A truck hauling pigs has overturned, blocking the exit and losing its load and spilling fuel on the roadway.

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Since: Apr 10

United States

#1 Jun 7, 2010
I got an e-mail about this accident, but I thought it was just spam. Not pun intended. lol
Tmm2010

United States

#2 Jun 7, 2010
Probably the same trucker that dumped the watermellons last week...
Mom of Two

Midlothian, VA

#3 Jun 7, 2010
Had to laugh when I read this article. I can picture one little pig running for his life!
drive safe

Mobile, AL

#4 Jun 7, 2010
That's some pig!
doesmyopinionmat ter

Glen Allen, VA

#5 Jun 7, 2010
Run, pig, run!
Laura

Woodstock, GA

#6 Jun 7, 2010
Oh yes, I'm sure the 79 pigs trapped inside a hot overturned tractor trailer are just fine. WHERE is the veterinarian???
not a demorat

United States

#7 Jun 7, 2010
That little pig didnt make it far, nothead has dinner for the next 2 months....... pig knuckles and chitlins...... family reunion barbecue woooohooooo
Joy

Richmond, VA

#8 Jun 7, 2010
Poor pig. I think this one deserves to live out his natural lifespan, like Wilbur in Charlotte's Web. He clearly is Some Pig!

Since: Apr 10

United States

#9 Jun 7, 2010
My Goodness Amanda Meadows is a honey. That curve has slow down signs and even a sign with a picture of a truck turning over as a caution sign, what more do drivers want? I also know for a fact that is not the first truck from that smithfield plant to turn over with livestock in it enroute somewhere. They need to hire responsible drivers and pay them.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#10 Jun 7, 2010
Laura wrote:
Oh yes, I'm sure the 79 pigs trapped inside a hot overturned tractor trailer are just fine. WHERE is the veterinarian???
What world do you live in? Where do you think they are headed to? The slaughterhouse. The only help those pigs ever receive in a crash like that is a twenty two to the head by plant workers on the scene.
Clean up until midnight

Annapolis, MD

#11 Jun 7, 2010
Truck driver should be charged with animal cruelty charges in addition to other charges.
Why hasn't someone cut a door in the trailer and removed the livestock? They could be mangled and tearing each other up trying to get out.
The police officers have guns,the animals should be put out their misery.
Don't want the meat company to lose any money or suffer do we???? Losing a truck would be a terrible hardship for them.
Karma...what goes around,comes around...
Clean up until midnight

Annapolis, MD

#12 Jun 7, 2010
Smithfield truck accidents
http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp...
http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp...
Drivers need to be accountable..it's not the suffering of the animals in the crashes..people could be killed also.
Clean up until midnight

Annapolis, MD

#13 Jun 7, 2010
Excuse typo..last comment should read "it's not just the suffering"
Sad all the way around

Annapolis, MD

#14 Jun 7, 2010
What scares me is that the driver will most likely get a slap on the wrist, pay a puny fine(maybe)(or the company will pick up the tab for him) and he slide right back behind the wheel again.

Next time he might just flip his rig on a school bus or a car and what would that mean to the people trapped inside? They would be killed.

Because police say speed was involved that should be it,no more chances. Doesn't matter what this idiot was hauling or may haul..this person is dangerous on the road,period.

Keep him out of big rigs!
whatswrongwithth espot

Annapolis, MD

#15 Jun 7, 2010
Is anyone investigating the spot where the accident ocurred?

Two crashes in the same spot may be a road problem.

Most people speed on the interstates that is not new.
Trequan

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jun 7, 2010
Thats hogwash!
chad

Midlothian, VA

#18 Jun 7, 2010
this is everyday now.yeah truckers you know how to drive,right?too many of you fools on the road

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#19 Jun 7, 2010
whatswrongwiththespot wrote:
Is anyone investigating the spot where the accident ocurred?
Two crashes in the same spot may be a road problem.
Most people speed on the interstates that is not new.
The only problem is stupid truck drivers.

Signs are posted to slow down and one even warns truckers about tipping over.

2 years ago another idiot rolled a single wide 60’ house trailer over the guard rail. The last idiot took out 150' of guard rail by his stupidity 2 days ago.

Guess this rocket scientist thought his trailer of pigs were more stable than the watermelons.

Yeah, right.

Since: Apr 10

Baltimore, MD

#20 Jun 8, 2010
I guess since my post name is doughboy, we could all have "pigs in a blanket"
rays wrecker

United States

#21 Jun 8, 2010
I was one of the wrecker drivers working this wreck and no sir it was not pretty I still smell like dirtty pigs

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