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Saturday 22 November 2014

Wine ‘bladder’ bursts onto street

4th March, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A street was flooded with up to $500,000 worth of wine after a truck carrying an 11-tonne “wine bladder” collided with a car.

625188-5cddddb0-a331-11e3-900e-99186aa12c4dAccording to the Herald Sun, the “wine bladder” that the truck was carrying burst on impact with a car in Seaton, south Australia, this morning.

The collision caused wine to flow into the street for about a hour sending AUS$500,000 worth of “expensive” white wine down the drain.

No one was injured in the crash, including a newborn baby who was strapped into the back seat of the car involved in the collision, according to the paper.

Earlier this year a shipment of wine was destroyed in British Columbia after the lorry transporting it collided with another causing the road to be closed for 10 hours while it was cleared.

In relation to that incident corporal Robert McDonald of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement at the time: “Both vehicles sustained extensive damage, with one semi’s trailer ripped apart by the force of the collision.

“And of course there was significant damage to the cargo.”

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A shipment of wine was destroyed in a lorry collision in British Columbia earlier this year.

One Response to “Wine ‘bladder’ bursts onto street”

  1. Ralph says:

    There is 24,000 L in a bladder and there is no way it is worth $500,000 or $20.83/ litre!

    Typical white wine bulk cost $1.00/ L so $24,000.

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