A fishy situation occurred involving two trucks colliding on a Florida highway, sending hundreds of live tilapia fish destined for New York to their early grave.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two semi-trucks were barreling eastbound on a center lane at 5 a.m near Orlando, when it slammed into another truck’s rear, sending live fish flopping across the highway.
As a result, two road lanes had to be closed for cleanup crews to sort out the mess. Here’s some footage from WFTV Channel 9:
And more from Twitter:
FISH ON #I4: road is slick on I-4 Eastbound near 528 after 2 semitrucks crashes. @TRussellWFTV spoke to driver said he was taking a load of fish to NY and he said it was foggy at the time #SeaWorld #Florida pic.twitter.com/UlShBhdN6S
— Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 22, 2017
UPDATE: the fish are from a farm in Clewiston. They are tilapia. Crew was headed to Brooklyn. They were scheduled to get there Saturday morning at 4am. pic.twitter.com/5BD5Tj6txZ
— Ty Russell (@TRussellWFTV) December 22, 2017
In turn, the truck driver, Mayel Perez, was cited for careless driving while the other went to the hospital for minor injuries.
“It created kind of a slimy, slick situation,” said Florida Highway Patrol Sargeant Kim Montes.