A truck transporting Corona beer bottles overturned in the Netherlands on Sunday morning, dumping its cargo onto a busy highway and forcing multiple lane closures for over an hour. The accident occurred near the city of Geleen.
To make matters worse, local media outlets have reported that the driver of the truck was “probably” under the influence of narcotics. According to the Limburg news site, police confirmed that the driver will be taken for blood tests to prove whether “drugs or sleeping pills” were involved.
The outlet reported that the driver had hit a guard rail at the Kerensheide junction while traveling north on the A2 highway toward Eindhoven. After striking the railing, the ill-fated vehicle started to swing before eventually ending up on its side.
De vrachtwagen op de #A2 bij knooppunt Kerensheide staat weer overeind. In dit filmpje zie je hoe de bergers deze klus hebben uitgevoerd 👇 We zijn nu druk bezig met herstelwerkzaamheden. De eindtijd is bijgesteld naar 16:30 uur. pic.twitter.com/CZpxdX3cQjADVERTISEMENT
— Rijkswaterstaat Verkeersinformatie (@RWSverkeersinfo) December 19, 2021
Pictures from the crash showed broken boxes of beer bottles scattered on the highway and in the space between the guard rails. There were no reports of injuries or damage to other vehicles as yet, and photos circulating on social media suggested no other vehicles were involved.
The crash and debris forced the authorities to close the northbound highway for an hour as a recovery vehicle towed the truck away and the railing was being repaired. One lane on the southbound expressway also had to be closed.
The accident prompted humorous responses from social media users, who worried about the impact it would have on the beer supply as the country enters a hard lockdown during the Christmas period over fears about the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Just when the lockdown starts. Must be a metaphor for the covid policies in the Netherlands
— Thomas (@blauwehuize) December 19, 2021
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from RT – Daily news