An offal mess: Queensland road covered in innards after truck crash

A truck carrying chicken guts has lost its load, temporarily transforming a Queensland highway into a pink, slippery and foul-smelling quagmire.

Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AAP (C) Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AAP

The innards were left festooned on the back of the truck involved in the collision as other drivers eased their cars through the slop – leaving tire tracks behind. One man was taken to hospital after the crash on Monday afternoon near the intersection of the Mount Lindesay Highway and Camp Cable Road at Jimboomba It took more than two hours for a Queensland fire and emergency service crew to hose down the muck, a spokesperson said.

That’s offal!

A clean up is underway at the intersection of the Mt Lindesay Hwy and Camp Cable Rd at Jimboomba after a truck carrying chicken guts lost its load following a collision. The road is slippery so please take care while @QldFES clean up the mess. ?Kelly Ratallack pic.twitter.com/4Uj6qQeh6s

— RACQ (@RACQOfficial) April 19, 2021
a car parked in a parking lot: It took more than two hours for a Queensland fire and emergency service crew to hose down the muck, a spokesperson said. (C) Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AAP It took more than two hours for a Queensland fire and emergency service crew to hose down the muck, a spokesperson said.

Authorities also used a front-end loader to scrape up innards and dump them into another truck.

Police said the incident reduced traffic to a single lane leading to some congestion. “Obviously it’s going to be pretty slippery,” a spokesperson said.

– with Australian Associated Press