Donkeys Cause HWY 152 Accident

May 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Some wayward donkeys triggered a bizarre chain-reaction crash that shut down Highway 152 for several hours this morning.Around 3:40am Friday morning, a truck carrying a load of crushed cars hit four donkeys wandering around Highway 152, killing the donkeys.

The driver lost control and the truck overturned, dumping dozens of crushed cars, blocking the eastbound lanes. A car carrying a 9-months pregnant woman en route to the hospital hit some of the cars. But no one was seriously hurt.

Sergeant Michael Green with the California Highway Patrol said, "I've been doing this for 20 years, just when I think I've seen it all, somebody surprises me. It's just fortunate that everybody did walk away, that's a good thing."

One lane reopened just before 7am Friday morning. The entire freeway is now clear.