Legos spill on highway in West Virginia, cause traffic problems
Of course, anyone who has ever worried about a baby eating a Lego and everyone who has broken a nail trying to pry apart Legos and anyone who has ever stepped barefoot on a Lego knows this. Legos are fun, sure. But they are also dangerous toys.
Highway Patrol in West Virginia unfortunately has a new lesson on the dangers of this fun and seemingly innocent toy. On Sunday (March 3), one lane of Interstate 79. The initial report came from WDTV:
"Around 5:15 Sunday afternoon, there was a roadway obstruction of LEGO blocks on I-79 around mile marker 117 in Harrison County."
Further information on the incident had to come from Facebook. Eric McClain, a firefighter who was on the scene, posted a photo of the tragic roadblock. The comments section then revealed the source of the tragedy.
A woman named Tiffany Lantz chimed in to take credit for the Legos. She posted the following mea culpa:
"Those legos belonged to my 11 yr old son they where in totes strapped to the top of the durango they fell off strap came loose he cried it seemed like forever but I tried to recover as many as I could cause I don't have the money to buy him anymore... Sry to anyone that got stuck in traffic"
There you have it. Don't strap Legos to the top of a vehicle unless you want incidents like this to repeat.