Canadian drivers in the drink after beer truck flips

Col Man
TORONTO (Reuters) - A truck hauling 2,000 cases of beer flipped over and unleashed a sea of suds onto Canada's busiest highway on Wednesday, in a scene that could have been lifted from the Canadian cliche handbook.

The early morning accident brought rush hour traffic to a standstill on highway 401 in north Toronto, as rescuers worked to free a woman trapped in the small car that collided with the tractor trailer.

"Believe it or not with this crushed car, the young lady driving it is going to be okay," Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Cam Wooley told CP24 news.

"We've got sand down now absorbing the beer," he added.

In Canada, beer is closely co-advertised with the national obsession of hockey and an enduring national stereotype is the McKenzie brothers, the 1980s-era comedy team of Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas who swilled beer and ended every sentence with "eh?".

Police said the beer-soaked sand would be scooped into bins and returned to the supplier for destruction.
Col Man
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I saw that on the news. What a waste of good beer. Well at least that injured women is ok and there was no serious injuries other than a couple thousand of cases of beer.
At just about the same time,a tractor trailer full of our Moosehead brewski flipped over near Riviere de loup,Quebec. It's a conspiracy,I tell you.
Maybe the "Beer Gods" are upset that there was no NHL? Since it would be playoff time.
Sales are way down,too. Maybe that's the reason we still haven't any Spring here--lack of the NHL playoffs[grumble!]

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