Sheep Rain on Motorists After Truck Crashes in Australia
Drivers in Melbourne, Australia, were shocked when a truck full of livestock crashed while on an overpass, causing the animals to fall onto vehicles on the highway below.
A tractor trailer full of sheep crashed into a guard rail Thursday night—and was left dangling.
The animals went flying and were left strewn across the roadway.
Drivers described the horrific scene.
[Kristy Davis, Car Passenger]:
"It was pretty unbelievable. First of all we looked up and we could see the truck flip on its side and then the next minute we were underneath and it rained sheep."
[Hannah Sidebottom, Car Driver]:
"It looked like dirt but obviously wasn't and then there was nothing we could do. They fell literally on top of us. We just ran straight into them, we all screamed."
Emergency crews say it's a miracle no humans were injured.
[Alan Eade, Paramedic]:
"This is quite an unusual event. We have a large number of deceased and injured livestock, only a small number of injured occupants of the vehicles, and we have one car that's rolled four times. We have three other cars that are extensively damaged from livestock falling through their windscreens, and we have a truck hanging off the bridge."
The truck was later secured with ropes to prevent it from falling.