Truck Carrying 6,000 Gallons Of Scotch Flips Over And Burns

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Pappy Maverick, a character on the 1950s TV Western series Maverick once said, “Never cry over spilt milk. It could’ve been whiskey.”

A tanker truck in Woodbridge, New Jersey carrying 6,000 gallons of scotch whisky flipped over and caught fire. Authorities state that the truck was in the process of making a turn, bumped into a telephone pole, then came into contact with a parked car. After hitting the car, the truck rolled over and ignited.

What kind of scotch gets transported in a tanker truck? I always thought it came in barrels.

The local fire chief, Dan Gregan, is unsure if it’s the truck’s fuel or the whisky that ignited. There’s obviously a lot of room for speculation. Based on the circumstances of the accident, I’m inclined to think that the driver may have taken a gallon or so of scotch out of the tank before he started his trip that morning.

Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured, but damn, that’s a lot of whisky.

[via New York Post]


BlutarskyTFM (@BlutoGrandex) is a contributing writer for Total Frat Move and Post Grad Problems, the self-appointed Senior Military Analyst for TFM News, founder of the #YesAllMenWhoWearHawaiianShirts Movement, and, on an unrelated note, a huge fan of buffets. While by no means an athletic man, he was the four-square champion of his elementary school in 1997. When not writing poorly organized columns or cracking stupid, inappropriate jokes on Twitter, Bluto pretends to be well-read, finds excuses not to exercise, and actually has a real job.

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    There is someone somewhere who just lost 6,000 gallons of whiskey. I don’t know what you’re going through right now sir, I know the tragic lost must be indescribable, but we here at TFM send out our hearts and prayers to you in this time of tragedy.

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