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Florida Highway Turned into Silver Sea of Beer Cans After Semi Crash

By: Buzz Staff

Associated Press

Last Updated: September 22, 2022, 12:22 IST

Brooksville

In this photo provided by Florida Highway Patrol, cases of Coors Light beer are strewn across a highway after two semitrailers collided on a Florida highway on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, near Brooksville, Fla. (Credits: AP)

In this photo provided by Florida Highway Patrol, cases of Coors Light beer are strewn across a highway after two semitrailers collided on a Florida highway on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, near Brooksville, Fla. (Credits: AP)

The multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Tampa, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.

A Florida highway had to temporarily close Wednesday after a semitrailer carrying cases of Coors Light crashed and turned the roadway into a silver sea of beer cans. The multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Tampa, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release. The pileup began when one semitrailer clipped another while changing lanes, officials said. That forced other semis to brake, but one failed to stop and collided with a pickup truck and another one of the stopping semis.

The semi that failed to stop was filled with cases of the Silver Bullet beer.

Minor injuries were reported by the occupants of the pickup truck, the news release said.

The inside shoulder and travel lanes were opened to traffic by 8:30 a.m., and the rest of the roadway was reopened around noon, troopers said.

In an another incident, a 15-second clip shows a truck, loaded with cargo, attempting to take a sharp turn. However, owing to its weight, the truck splits into two halves. While its upper half falls off on the ground, the lower half continues to move forward with the same velocity despite the damage caused to the vehicle.

A few seconds later, the driver can be seen appearing out of the shattered upper half of the truck. He even tries to chase the truck’s lower half till the end of the unconstructed road. The video also shows two pedestrians who run away from the sight as the truck approaches them. Although the accident looked fatal, none of the pedestrians or even the driver appears to have suffered any injuries from it. The viral video was shared on Twitter by ‘There Was An Attempt’.

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first published:September 22, 2022, 12:22 IST
last updated:September 22, 2022, 12:22 IST