(portions quoted from the Gaffney Ledger's LASAGNA WAS EVERYWHERE, and from Deadspin's The Concourse, "Lasagna Disaster Inspires Incredible Headline.")Tim Gulla, Gaffney Staff Writer wrote:A trucker’s wrong turn led to a huge mess for the City of Gaffney, a trucking company, a railroad and hundreds of rush hour motorists Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer filled with frozen lasagna got stuck on a railroad track at the worst possible time.
Two people, a head driver and co-driver were in the cab at the time, according to Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner, and the co-driver reportedly was behind the wheel at the time. When the truck got stuck, the head driver took control and tried to drive the truck off the tracks.
"While he was trying to do that, he (the head driver) looked up and here comes a train," Turner said.
The train, which was traveling at approximately 32 mph, sliced through the trailer, carrying a portion of it with it as it continued down the tracks. Cartons and boxes of frozen food spilled all over the tracks.
Anyway, just wanted to point out this messy but otherwise non-fatal accident on the Norfolk Southern.