Hot dog filler covers Pennsylvania highway after tractor-trailer accident

ROSTRAVER TWP., Pa. – Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Labor Day is considered the unofficial end.

Between these two holidays, an estimated 818 hot dogs are consumed every second, according to Wallethub. That’s a total of seven billion!

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So, given the unofficial start of hot dog season, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that an accident involving hot dogs — or hot dog fillers — is attracting attention on the internet.

It happened last week on I-70 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the driver of a trailer truck traveling at high speed lost control of the vehicle. The truck went off the roadway and crashed into trees.

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Police say the impact sent the load the articulated lorry was carrying onto the motorway – all 15,000 pounds of hot dog filler.

According to the state police, the driver and front passenger suffered minor injuries.

The Rostraver Fire Department, which posted photos of the mess on Facebook, said the two occupants were treated at the scene by medics.

“The lane was then cleared of all hot dog debris,” state police said.

Investigators say several brakes on the vehicle “were totally inoperative, resulting in a complete loss of stopping power.” Police say numerous subpoenas are being filed against the driver.

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