No injuries in Brevard County I-95 Red Bull spill

by

comment

The scene of the sticky and caffeinated tragedy. Photo by Kate Nicole.
  • The scene of the sticky and caffeinated tragedy. Photo by Kate Nicole.

The scene of the sticky and caffeinated tragedy. Photo by Kate Nicole.

A harrowing scene unfolded last night in Brevard County when a Red Bull delivery truck accidentally sideswiped a disabled semi on an I-95 shoulder near mile marker 195. Luckily no one was injured, but the collision did unleash approximately 2,875 gallons of everyone's favorite glowing vodka mix-in upon the unsuspecting stretch of highway.

"In 20 years I have seen a lot of stuff spilled on the interstate. This is a first for me --- energy drinks," Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes remarked to the Orlando Sentinel, throwing in the jab: "Usually [what I see] is some type of food."

43-year-old Jesus Fernandez, the driver of the Red Bull truck, was cited for failure to stay in a single lane. It is unknown how many small woodland creatures imbibed puddles of the drink and then chewed their own chins off.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.