Llamas Spill onto Road Following Tampa Truck Accident

Four llamas had to be transported to a South Florida veterinary hospital following a Tampa truck accident on I-75, and yes, you are reading that correctly. The accident occurred in Charlotte County, south of Tampa when a truck carrying the llamas crashed into a bridge over the Peace River. The trailer tipped on its side, and the llamas fell out onto the road.

Officials say that one of the llamas was injured, but the other three appeared to be fine. The driver was treated for minor injuries. Some new sources, such as the Huffington Post, identified the animals as llamas while others said they were alpacas.

“When I heard the call coming in I had to get up from my desk and walk down the hallway to make sure I heard it right,” said Dee Hawkins-Garland of the Charlotte County Fire/EMS.

It is fortunate no other persons, motorists, pedestrians, alpacas or llamas were killed in this truck accident. A thorough investigation should determine if this was a mechanical error, truck driver error or a combination of both. Please call our firm today at (800) 383-7853 today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been in an accident.

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