Trucker carrying beehives reaches for chips, crashes, spills bees

Categories: Accidents
This 2010 truck accident spilled bees all over the highway in Lakeville.
A potato-chip-chomping trucker carrying a load of beehives to California from Minnesota crashed around 10 p.m. last night in Montana, spilling hives all over the highway.

The trucker, an Iowan, told Montana police that while driving he reached down to grab a bag of chips. When he looked up, a deer was standing in the middle of the road. He swerved to miss the deer, crashed into the median, and ended up flipping his rig upside down.

According to the Billings Gazette, police are still determining whether to charge the hungry trucker for careless driving.

Fortunately for those cleaning up the hive-strewn mess, bees don't pose much of a problem in Montana's currently 20-degree weather. With the onset of chilly weather, the cold-blooded insects congregate in a cluster, shivering their flight muscles to generate heat and warm the hive. So unless the bees liberated by the Interstate 94 wreck can cluster together soon, they'll presumably freeze to death.

Chalk it up as a reason why it's perhaps not a great idea to drive while hungry -- especially while carrying hives of bees, and especially when, even in Montana, Taco Bells line the highway, ready to fulfill fourth meal cravings.

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Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith

Kirk, that's right you ARE A JERK!!! Let's pull YOUR LICENSE!! Nobody is perfect. As for the Taco Bell remark, perhaps the mess would have been worse had he eaten there. They are really good at giving people the runs. And it's not "now serves breakfast" it's "serves breakfast again" which is alright if you like boil in the bag eggs with your boil in the bag meat.


Is the deer ok?


 The deer was allergic to bee stings. He's screwed.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

"fulfill fourth meal cravings"?It's called the "fifth meal" because Taco Bell now serves breakfast.

Why on earth would you swerve to miss the deer?  Pull his license...

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