Train collides with semi carrying frozen meat in Lakeland
Posted: 12:24 pm Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
(Photo: Twitter, Fox 13)
Well that’s interesting way to start the day. Thankfully, nobody was hurt this morning when a semi carrying a huge amount of assorted frozen meats from Colorado Meat and Seafood Company was basically sliced in half when it stalled on train tracks in Lakeland. Fox 13 reports that the driver left the vehicle and attempted to call CXS and warn them of the issue but it was unsuccessful.
The stranger part of this story is what happened after the crash. As neighbors caught wind (literally, the air smelled like bacon) of the crash they started showing up to grab what they could! Racks of ribs, pork, chicken, the works. Lakeland authorities allowed it to continue for a little while before they had to continue with the cleanup.
Honestly, I can’t blame them. It’s the holidays who wouldn’t like to have that delicious full rack of ribs on the table for their family. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Although most of the food was still wrapped and frozen, it was made clear that those who took items did so at their own health risk.
"I gotta be honest, it smells like bacon." – @seguifox13 on the Lakeland semi v. train collision.