Truck Carrying Chickens Overturns on Jackson Road
A truck carrying 6,000 chickens flipped onto its side on Dillard and Jackson roads in Sacramento County on January 8, 2020. According to reports, the chickens were housed in cages on the back of a flat-bed truck when the big rig tried to make a left-hand turn. The truck driver reported that he felt the load shift as he was making the turn prior to its tipping over. According to police, the driver was not speeding when the accident happened and turned appropriately on a green light at the intersection. The driver was reported to have suffered only minor injuries. Tow trucks were needed to remove the big rig, and traffic was blocked for several hours. One tow truck’s cable snapped during removal efforts. Some of the chickens were killed in the accident while others either remained unharmed or escaped into the wild. A local animal sanctuary, Harvest Home, has volunteered to find homes for the escaped chickens.