That’s gotta’ takes guts

NAPLES, Fla. — Sometimes, the chicken doesn’t cross the road. Sometimes, the chicken is across the road. All across.

Officials report that when an open dump truck full of chicken parts overturned on Golden Gate Boulevard in this Florida city last week, “it was a macabre and, well, stinky scene.”

We’re talking chicken guts everywhere.

And it took hours for firefighters to clean up the meat, wash down the pavement and get all the flesh off the roadway, and wash the tarmac with detergent. And it was so hot out that by the time they were done, some of the meat was actually cooking in the 90-degree F heat.

“The smell was real bad,” Golden Gate fire Lt. John Handley told a local newspaper. "And it made a hazard because the oils in the meat seeped into the road and made it slick."

The chicken-truck driver, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and then released, was charged with careless driving.

However, in Florida, transporting meat in an open dump truck’s not against the law, provided the leak-proof dump trucks, designed specifically for transporting meat, pass the inspections of the Florida Department of Transportation.


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