Car accidents can happen in the oddest ways. This week, ducks caused a crash. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Brinks truck swerved and rolled over while trying to avoid a driver who had stopped on Interstate 95 to let a mama duck and her ducklings cross the road. The accident happened near the State Road 421 exit in Port Orange. FHP says the car drove away before authorities arrived at the scene.
Because of the truck’s design, the people in the armored truck needed help from the emergency crews to get out of the vehicle. They received injuries that did not require a trip to the hospital.
As for the ducks, FHP says the mother was killed, but her ducklings survived. Volusia County Animal Control took the ducklings.
Stopping on the Interstate is not a wise move. The driver of the car is lucky that he was not rear-ended by the armored truck. Unfortunately, because of the car’s action, people were injured. Fortunately, because of the armored truck’s driver’s action, the injuries were kept to a minimum.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t.
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