50 Pigs On Highway Rounded Up After Truck Accident (VIDEO)

01/25/2011 02:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Drivers on one Kansas City Highway may have been a bit baffled to see nearly fifty pigs running loose this past Monday.

A truck carrying 720 pigs from Springfield, MO to Iowa overturned on the ramp from I-435 North to I-35 North in Kansas City, MO. KMBC reports that the driver rounded a curve too fast and lost control of his vehicle. He was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured, but up to 50 pigs escaped from the vehicle.

The pigs ran everywhere, with crews trying to corral them. As Highway Patrol Sgt. Rick Fletcher describes, "They just kind of wandered around in the roadway; obviously they go every which way but the way we wanted them go."

No pigs were injured running in traffic, but a few pigs were killed in the wreck. It's unclear whether these pigs were being brought to a slaughterhouse, where they would still be killed, just not in a motor vehicle accident.

WATCH this CNN video of pigs on the highway:

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