Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Motorcycle Crashes on Human Waste

Sometimes these blog posts practically write themselves.  From the Chambersburg Public Opinion newspaper on 23 April 2013:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Monday closed southbound Interstate 81 for about an hour near Carlisle when a motorcycle slid on human waste.
A PennDOT employee discovered the slippery spot near Hanover Street (Pa. 34) Exit 47 when a motorcycle crashed, according to a PennDOT spokesman. The employee alerted the Cumberland County maintenance office, which shut down the road so a crew could clean up the mess.

The motorcycle crash was relatively minor, according to PennDOT spokeswoman Fritzi Schreffler.  "Our guys helped him get up and get the bike up and I think cleaned off, and he left after talking to police," Schreffler said.
 
I'm no journalism expert, but guys, don't you think that a discussion of the possible cause of the spill belonged in the article?  I doubt that somebody took a dump on the highway, but we don't know for sure.  More likely that a septic tank cleaning firm's truck had a leak or spill.

How'd you like to be the motorcycle rider?  This accident will likely cause him to be shunned forever in the macho world of biking.

 

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