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WHY DID THE CHICKENS CROSS THE ROAD?

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Published on Fri, Oct 21, 2011

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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5,000 chickens, that is. On an early Thursday morning in Northern California, the answer was because the big rig carrying the chickens collided with another truck. The collision caused the chickens to spill onto Intertate 80 near Vacaville, California. According to KTXL-TV Fox40, the chickens were on their way to be “processed” at the chicken processing plant. The crash gave the 5,000 chickens temporary freedom (i.e., a stay of execution). Alas, the freedom was short-lived, as authorizes corralled many of the chickens. However, some got away, according to Fox40.

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“The accident started when one of the trucks, carrying jugs of water, pulled over onto the shoulder for mechanical problems,” reports Bill Hudson of Fox40. “Just then, other drivers noticed the chicken truck swerving and tried to radio the driver to wake him up.” According to Hudson, the driver never responded and clipped the truck carrying water, where upon it proceeded to rip the side wall of the truck off. “Like a sardine can,” said Hudson. The crash resulted in the closure of all westbound lanes for several hours, as some of the escaped chickens tried to cross the road.  

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