Large trucks pose a serious threat on the open road. They're roving beasts, hauling massive freight, and if the driver is negligent, their bounties of avocado will fashion highways unrecognizable from a supermarket's produce aisle.
A big rig traveling on an eastbound highway in Ottawa, Canada crashed early on Wednesday morning, unloading a bevy of frozen pizzas onto the side of the road. But the eastbound lane of Highway 401 near Napanee, Ontario soon turned into a gravely pizza oven when the truck caught fire, incinerating the frozen pies like a massive wall of DiGiornos left in the oven for too long.
As a report by Global News Ca explains, the incident occurred after a collision around 4:30am. Authorities said the driver hit a construction sign and barreled into the center divider. The truck moved "up onto the cement guardrail, causing the vehicle to catch fire," according to the report. The motorist, reportedly a 50-year-old male, escaped unharmed but has been charged with careless driving.
The big rig was absolutely charred in the ensuing fire, with all the pizza going up in a blaze as well. The Loyalist Fire department attended to the incident, which forced the closure of eastbound lanes on the highway for several hours.