Maine's most iconic foodstuff almost met a tragic fate this week. According to New England Cable News, "A tractor trailer loaded with 30,000 pounds of live lobsters from Nova Scotia overturned on Interstate 95 in Maine early Wednesday morning." The truck's driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and the truck wound up on its side in the median. One lane of the highway had to be shut down, but the driver was thankfully uninjured — as were the lobsters, per this tweet from local police:
Who says ME lobsters aren't rugged? Lobsters are fine and have been loaded onto a new TT headed to NH and RI. pic.twitter.com/izjYQ0Xj79— Maine State Police (@MEStatePolice) March 18, 2015
2015 is turning out to be a banner year for weird food-related auto accidents: Last month 25,000 pounds of frozen chicken was incinerated following a highway crash, and in January a truck carrying a load of instant ramen created major traffic in North Carolina after the driver fell asleep.