Great Moments in Traffic Collisions: When a Bread Truck Meets a Meat Truck

17.06.16

By Filed Under: meat, miscellaneous

First things first, traffic collisions are no joke, and in this case reports vary on whether there were or were not injuries to any of the truck drivers. And of course, injuries might not be reported at the scene, but nonetheless be very present and very serious. So I certainly hope nobody was injured, and failing that, I hope nobody has any lasting injuries from this.

Aerial view of deli truck collision, from NBC News

Aerial view of deli truck collision, from NBC News

So this morning, two trucks converged on I-287 near Piscataway, New Jersey. One was carrying bread, the contents of which were strewn all over the road as shown above. The other, which was carrying deli meat, is variously identified in news reports as a “Black Bear cold cuts truck” or a “ShopRite truck“, appears below. For what it’s worth, the truck seems to have both Black Bear and ShopRite logos on it (one of them obscured by the wrecker in front of it), Black Bear’s site has a product finder that redirects you to ShopRite, and ShopRite’s site mentions “ShopRite’s exclusive Black Bear line of premium meats and cheeses”. So this may be a distinction without a difference here.

ShopRite truck at the side of the road, from News 12 New Jersey

ShopRite truck at the side of the road, from News 12 New Jersey

As one might imagine, the collision of trucks carrying bread and cold cuts led to some attempted humor from a local radio traffic report and the nether reaches of the Internet. (As for me? I’m just interested in the facts, ma’am.)

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