On Tuesday, May 31, dozens of chickens lined up on a highway in Tennessee after a semi-truck overturned on its side and detained the driver inside, officials said.
Most of the birds did not survive, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.
Just after 1 p.m. a tractor full of chickens was driving east on Interstate 24 when he left the road after hitting a fence, according to a press release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.
The photos of the fire service show broken and tattered wooden boxes in the center of the highway with piles of dead chickens scattered in the grass.
The driver was trapped in the cab of the truck and chickens were scattered “all the way,” the release said. Drivers called 911, and some stopped to help the driver get out of the truck.
According to the press release, the staff of the first service spent almost an hour and a half to remove the driver from the truck in a “grueling operation”.
The driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the release said.
Meanwhile, a team from a poultry processing company arrived to help deal with the chicken situation. Live chickens were collected, and the dead were removed from the roadway.