Truck Carrying 50 Beehives Rolls Over in Gardiner Monday Night
What could be worse than trying to re-capture thousands of pissed off bees that were just involved in a car accident? Trying to re-capture thousands of pissed off bees that were just involved in a car accident in the dark.
According to The Kennebec Journal, a commercial flatbed truck was headed northbound on River Road in Gardiner when another car headed southbound crossed over the centerline and hit the flatbed.
Authorities say 25-year-old, Vadim Albert of Farmingdale, was driving under the influence when his car crossed the centerline and struck the truck full of bees. After impact the flatbed jackknifed and rolled over.
After the crash, the driver of the flatbed, Piotr Kucharski of Sidney, began unloading some of the hives from the truck in hopes some of the wayward bees would return to their hives after settling down.
Albert was taken to the hospital with facial injuries and was subsequently charged with operating under the influence and operating in violation of a conditional license.
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