Hundreds of Coors Light spill onto highway as beer truck crash forces road closure

Aisha Nozari

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Hundreds of Coors Light spill onto highway as beer truck crash forces road closure

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A sea of beer cans spilled out onto a Florida road on Wednesday (21 September) when several trucks collided.

No one was injured, so it’s totally OK to make light of the situation, and good lord do we wish we’d been on hand to drink up the mess. 

Photos of the incident - which showed an ocean of Coors Light cans covering the interstate - look a lot like our bedroom floor on Sunday morning

Thousands of beer cans spilled onto a Florida road on Wednesday (21 September) when several trucks collided, causing a road closure. Credit: Twitter/FHPTampa
Thousands of beer cans spilled onto a Florida road on Wednesday (21 September) when several trucks collided, causing a road closure. Credit: Twitter/FHPTampa

According to the BBC, the semi-trailer carrying the beer collided with parked trucks on the side of the road and all lanes had to be closed for a few hours.

Two semi-trailers crashed in the morning and pulled over, prompting two more semi-trailers and a truck to pull over and help.

Unfortunately, the beer truck didn’t stop in time, and crashed into the other vehicles. 

Concrete that was being transported also spilled onto the road, but that’s much less interesting than beer.

Last month, a truck transporting Stella overturned on a motorway in Colombia, and the pictures of delighted drivers rushing over to scoop up freebies still live in our brain rent free. 

No one was injured, and people were encouraged to help themselves to the booze because otherwise it would have been chucked away.

One witness explained: “I was on a road trip with my boyfriend Pedro, from Cartagena, Colombia to Medellín, Colombia. We approached a traffic jam within a small town. 

“A truck carrying cases of Stella Artois beer had flipped while rounding a curve. Police were already on the scene and I was told the driver of the truck was okay.”

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They also said that police offered cases of beer out to the public.

They added: “The police and bystanders sorted through the hundreds of cases of beer. Cases that appeared to be unbroken were handed out to anyone who wanted them. 

“Handing out the beer was allowed because there is no resale value after the crash and it would have otherwise been discarded.”

Footage of the free for all was posted on TikTok, much to the delight of many social media users, with one person writing beneath the clip: “So nice of them to help cleanup.”

Another added: “Love when humans come together for a rescue mission,” with a third echoing: “Everyone acted accordingly.”

“The lord works in mysterious ways,” said a fourth TikToker, while a fifth quipped: “Imagine going home to be like ‘you wouldn’t believe where I got this beer’.”

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Topics: News, US News, Food and Drink

Aisha Nozari
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