Monday, October 8, 2012
Container loaded with animals falls onto Seattle freeway
A container loaded with cattle fell off a tractor-trailer on I-90 in Seattle on Saturday morning, killing half the animals within.
After hitting the road, the container fell to its side and skidded 200 feet.
Troopers responded to the scene, finding that some of the surviving had their hooves stuck in the container's windows. Two tow trucks righted the container with the cattle inside, and the container was loaded into another container and taken to a veterinarian in Sunnyside.
The cattle had just arrived from Hawaii at the Port of Seattle. The State Patrol said the truck driver may have attached the trailer incorrectly.
For more of the Seattle Post Intelligencer story: seattlepi.com
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