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Salad dressing spills onto Toronto highway after transport truck rollover

One man charged with careless driving after a truck laden with vats of mayo, salad dressing and other foodstuffs crashes on Toronto's Don Valley Parkway

July 20, 2016  by The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Police have charged a 52-year-old Brampton, Ont., man with careless driving after a transport truck carrying large vats of salad dressing rolled over on a busy Toronto highway while making a turn.

The single-vehicle crash caused a flood of thick neon green and white sludge to spill over the road as the truck lay on its side.

Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the incident took place at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday and left the driver of the vehicle with just a few cuts and scrapes.

He says the truck was “fully loaded” with bulk loads of salad dressing, mayonnaise and other food products.


Crews spent the whole afternoon July 19 at the scene of the crash—at the Don Valley Parkway northbound ramp to Highway 401 West—cleaning up the mess.