Drunken German joyrider totals 300 chickens
A 17-year-old German joyrider faces a legal plucking after provoking the death of 300 chickens by crashing a van into their Kassel abode, Reuters reports.
The unnamed perp apparently took the vehicle from a fairground where he was staying and piled it into the nearby chicken shed containing 1,000 birds. A police spokesman explained: "Apparently some of the chickens were so desperate to get away that they ran into the wall and died. Others suffered heart attacks."
The youth was later arrested back at the fairground, presumably on TDA and poultrycide raps. ®
Re: German Lorry driver
"It is, or used to be, the law in at least parts of the USA that drivers are responsible for avoiding obstructions. If there's something immobile in the road you're supposed to swerve or stop or do whatever's necessary to avoid colliding with it. If you can't manage that you're driving too fast and probably negligent.
So I'd say the incident was just evolution at work. The dead guy's contribution to the gene pool probably wasn't going to be that great anyway."
>> Thats a bit harsh on the dead guy I expect he would have tried to avoid it if he could.
It was at night on an unlit section of the motorway, the lorry and trailer were very poorly lit. No one drives down the motorway expecting to meet that at 70mph, and it sounds like the trailer was at an angle to the cab, so he may have been blocking two lanes which makes it very difficult to swerve around.
Anyway you yankees drive like a complete bunch of morons in my experience, you could do with a more difficult driving test something approaching the level we have over here.
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I don't beak-lieve it! The authorities must have been in a flap when they got the call and now they've realised the worldwide comedy potential they've decided to crow about it. I heard the man was drunk as he'd been down the pub because he'd had enough of his wife's hen-pecking.