SCREWED! Dozens Of Motorists And 3 Semi-Truck Drivers Get Screwed On I-10
Jackson County, Mississippi – Dozens of motorists and three semi-truck drivers were quite literally screwed on Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 10 in Mississippi.
Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) reports it received numerous calls from stranded motorists near the Pascagoula River Bridge yesterday.
Motorists were complaining of flat tires as they traveled westbound along I-10.
Upon further investigation MHP found hundreds of roofing screws strewn across 30 miles of interstate.
Investigators said screws fell off of a vehicle and onto the roadway causing quite a hazardous situation.
In total, 36 passenger cars and three semis each had multiple flat tires.
One tractor-trailer reportedly lost 5 tires in the mishap, leading to what could have been a very dangerous situation for the trucker and for other motorists.
Incredibly, no crashes or injuries were reported, according to MHP.
MHP said, “Troopers assisted [motorists] with changing flat tires and providing lane safety” for those who were stranded.
Response time for a wrecker was more than 3 hours as motorists could do nothing but wait it out.
Clean up crews had the screws removed from the interstate by 3 p.m. according to officials.
Police said they were investigating further and looking for the vehicle where the screws originated.
Thankfully, everyone is alright.