Hundreds Of VB Cans Strewn Across Highway After Truck Crash

If you’re a fan of Victoria Bitter then you should look away now because what you’re about to see might shock you. A truck carrying hundreds of cases of beer was involved in a crash on the Pacific Highway at Glenthorne, near Taree in New South Wales this morning. Thankfully it seems like no one was injured however it’s left hundreds, if not thousands, of VB cans strewn across the road.

Live Traffic NSW has tweeted: “1 of 2 southbound lanes closed on Pacific Hwy due to a truck crash approaching Manning River Dr.

Any volunteers to clean up this accident at Taree? One lane on the Pacific Highway is closed after the truck transporting pallets of VB came rolled north of the Manning River Drive interchange. Traffic is banked back for kilometres as workers clear the wreckage. #9News pic.twitter.com/zHfjx5HuPp

– Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) October 8, 2019

“Allow extra time & exercise caution through the area, emergency services attending.”

There’s no telling just how much VB has been lost due to the smash but there’s no doubt there could be a few pubs around the state that might be a little thirsty for the drop as a result. At least it’s not as bad as when a truck carrying 32,000 litres of concentrated gin collided with another truck in the UK. While usually delicious, in this instance was extremely dangerous, as it was both concentrated and in a large quantity.

Because of the highly flammable nature of the spillage, fire crews had to douse the road with foam. A statement from Cheshire Fire and Rescue said: On arrival at the scene the crews discovered the incident involved two HGVs.

Credit: North West Motorway Police

“One of vehicles involved is a tanker which is carrying approximately 32,000 litres of concentrated gin which is leaking onto the carriageway. “Due to the flammability of the alcohol a decision was taken to close the motorway in both directions as a precautionary measure.

Firefighters are currently working hard to stem the leak.

A 300m cordon was also put in place as a ‘precautionary measure‘, while a number of motorists who were stuck in the trapped traffic were evacuated from their vehicles.

Thankfully, no one was injured in this incident either.

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