Turkey truck crash will keep aqueduct shut off for days

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  • JamesW Fresno, CA
    April 25, 2014 12:02 p.m.

    This is a very serious situation... I mean the 2 dozen surviving turkeys are going to need some serious counseling and therapy all provided to you by PETA and Obama Care.

    It's not like these turkeys weren't going to the slaughter house anyway.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    April 25, 2014 9:44 a.m.

    I think turkeys should be outlawed.

    I mean, after all, isn't that what our society does, if a potato is thrown at someone and they get hurt, their is a lawsuit and soon a ban on potatoes, or guns, or toothpicks.

    Instead, why don't we try to drive more safely, not text while driving, be nice to neighbors, not point and adhere to a host of things we once learned in kindergarten.

    I hope not too many turkeys suffered and that the water is still safe to drink.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2014 9:00 p.m.

    @ DuckHunter:

    I was listening to WKRP last year and learned that turkeys couldn't fly either.

    Great comment, I still miss that show.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    April 24, 2014 7:47 p.m.

    EmbarrassedUtahn: not making light of the accident. But if we can't find the occasional laughter in events that are screaming for a joke then maybe we need to. You know. Laugh.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    April 24, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    Some times accidents happen. Who knows if a rutted road tossed a lite load in the rail. There are a lot of dangers. Wind will knock trucks over. It's good that that the driver will go home. It could of been worse.

  • Beaver Native St. George, UT
    April 24, 2014 4:19 p.m.

    Embarrassed Utahn: Do you have evidence that the driver was going too fast or are you making an assumption. It seems to me like it could just as easily be due to an equipment failure or, since the driver can't remember how he got out of the truck, maybe he had a medical condition that caused him to have a seizure or for some other reason lose consciousness. Yes, there is a cause, but jumping to conclusions without having the facts is unwise and often brings incorrect conclusions. At this point, I am concerned about a speedy recovery for the driver and investigating to find the actual cause before I start placing blame on the driver.

  • Bob Pomeroy Bisbee, AZ
    April 24, 2014 4:12 p.m.

    If he was thrown from the truck, it would seem he was not wearing his seatbelt. Seatbelts are not only useful for collisions, but aid to driver stability in controlling the vehicle. It would seem he should share in responsibility for the damages done. No man is an island.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2014 3:35 p.m.

    Equally sad is that a lot of people here show complete disregard and make like it's all fun and games.

    Disgusting is a better descriptor.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2014 3:34 p.m.

    So the driver "ran into trouble"

    and "for some unknown reason ran into the guard rail" according to police....

    It's not rocket science, the irresponsible driver was going too fast, he didn't run into trouble, he caused a whole lot of trouble and should be held fully accountable.

    "Sorry, I screwed up" is not an acceptable answer. These types of "unknown reasons" for accidents are way too commonplace and trucking companies need to be held fully accountable for the people they hire!

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    April 24, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    Early Thanksgiving for the fishies!

    Gobble, gobble!!

  • Logit ,
    April 24, 2014 1:40 p.m.

    "Right now our director of Animal Welfare Services is on sight to ensure the safe removal of any dead, live or injured turkeys..."

    Today I learned there's such a career as a "director of animal welfare services." In that job on a turkey farm, does one feel like a failure as Thanksgiving approaches?

  • Duckhunter Highland , UT
    April 24, 2014 12:12 p.m.

    "As God is my witness I thought turkeys could swim".

  • dbrbmw Orem, UT
    April 24, 2014 11:49 a.m.

    Looks like Deer Creek gobbled them all up.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    April 24, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    Just as a funny: when will the next of kin be notified?

    April 24, 2014 9:21 a.m.

    How horrible.