HIGHWAY spills are some of the most bizarre occurrences on the open road, causing excited reactions on social media and headaches for officials.
Over the years, some of the strangest spills have taken the cake, leaving highways covered in beer, sex toys and pizza and even animals such as bees and monkeys.
Truck driving isn’t an easy skill and, most of the time, cargo makes it safely to its destination, however, accidents can happen with messy outcomes.
Here, The U.S. shares shocking photos from some of the weirdest truck highway spills.
SEX TOYS & LUBE
A truck wreck in Oklahoma left vibrators and lube strewn across I-40, resulting in a slippery scene.
Commuters had a weird drive earlier this month when a roll-over crash between a semi-tractor trailer and a box truck spilled lubricant all over the highway.
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The crash occurred early in the morning in the southbound lanes of I-75 about 30 miles from Tampa, said the Florida Highway Patrol.
Officials said the semitrailer clipped another while changing lanes, causing the other truck to brake, however, one didn’t stop and collided with a pickup truck.
The truck was full of cases of the silver beer cans and several of them spilled out into the highway.
Minor injuries were reported from the crash and parts of the highway were closed for several hours before being opened to traffic by noon.
Over 200 beehives were overturned and two people had to be taken to the hospital with several bee stings and minor injuries.
Nearby beekeepers attempted to help and rescue as many bees as they could, however, the owner of the hives called it off, deeming the incident an insurance matter.
“Unfortunately, more is damaged than not. Maybe 5 percent that’s salvageable,” beekeeper Sam Cohen told Fox13. “It’s sad to see.
A warning had to be issued at a local biking trail due to “significant bee activity.
“Avoid walking, biking, or riding through the Silver Creek section of the Rail Trail, especially for the next several days,” said Summit County officials.
Two people were arrested after an armored truck spill caused a cash grab on a highway last November.
Bills flew over I-5 near Carlsbad, California, stopping traffic as drivers left their vehicles to grab as much money as they could.
A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of taking money after they were locked out of their vehicle, said the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the armored truck tried to fetch the cash but ended up recording those who took the money after realizing how futile his attempts were.
Driver Travis Fisher initially thought there had been an accident on the road and that his fellow drivers ran out o the road to help.
“There was a bunch of cars in front of me that all stopped, came to a complete stop,” he told Fox 5.
“I see all these things floating around and I realize it’s money. It was pretty crazy. Just everywhere, there was a sea of bills, everywhere.”
A semi-truck driver attempted to avoid a previous crash on I-70 when the pickup truck “lost control” and crashed into the back of the semi, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Then another semi slammed into the back of the pickup.
“You don’t see this every day, but it is 4/20,” the MSHP said in a tweet.
While there were no serious injuries, two men inside the pickup truck were arrested and charged with first-degree drug trafficking.
A truck transporting 100 monkeys crashed in January, scattering crates of the animals along the highway and spawning a conspiracy theory.
A woman was treated for a possible illness after coming in contact with one of the primates following the crash on a Pennsylvania highway.
Michele Fallon, 45, was treated for rabies and given antiviral medication after suffering from strange symptoms.
According to the CDC, the cynomolgus macaque, the species involved in the crash, can spread herpes virus B through saliva feces or urine and Fallon claimed one of the animals “hissed” in her face.
Three monkeys escaped after the crash but all were captured and euthanized, however, there was no explanation for this by officials.
The monkeys were on the way to a “CDC-approved quarantine facility,” according to AP and arrived from Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean.
HOT DOG FILLING
Over 15,000 pounds of hot dog filler crashed and spilled onto a Pennsylvania highway in May after a brake turned faulty.
Pink slime could be seen on the road, according to eyewitnesses.
According to a police report, the tractor-trailer was “traveling at a high rate of speed” on I-70 at the time of the crash.
“At that time, the operator of the vehicle then began to lose control of the vehicle. This action then caused the vehicle to exit the roadway and travel through the soft shoulder of the roadway,” the report continued.
The cab of the truck was struck by multiple trees and the driver received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
“Further investigation into the crash revealed that multiple brakes on the vehicle were completely inoperable, resulting in a total loss of stopping power,” said police.
The driver received “numerous citations,” according to the police report.