It's been a while since we had anything decent fall off the back of a truck. In the glory days before the sharper corners in the Gorge were shaped and realigned a large deep freeze was a must. If a refrigerated truck fell over, the first priority after getting the unfortunate driver away in the ambulance was, ...ahem..., salvage. I have heard tales of fire engines loaded with steak, police cars stuffed with joints (of the lamb variety ) and road workers living high off the hog for months. These days it is more likely that a truck will have supermarket trolly frames, or drilling rig parts, or some other totally uninteresting cargo. There is also the possibility that they contain very rank and offensive offal on it's way to a rendering plant, or as happened a while ago, glue. The heart does still race a bit though when the call out comes. One day, if my dreams come true, a huge semi full of single malt whisky will gently fall over not far from my door.
Meanwhile in the UK;
"Thirteen tonnes of wet fish worth about £80,000 spilled out of the back of a lorry over a road today.
The fish was boxed in ice crates and was being towed in an articulated container up Spread Eagle Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset, by a lorry registered to a foreign company. ....... A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “Apparently, fish were all over the road.”
The temperature in Dorset today was pretty cool. " (Maximum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F)." I think the Council workers and the inhabitants of Spread Eagle Hill will soon be sick of fish.