BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Five thousand rabbits blocked a Hungarian highway Monday after the truck that was carrying them crashed.
The animals came free after the truck collided with another vehicle and overturned, police officials said.
The M1 highwayâ€”the main road connection between the capitals of Hungary and Austriaâ€”was expected to be closed for several hours while authorities tried to gather the loose animals, Highway Patrol Spokeswoman Viktoria Galik said.
Galik said some 500 rabbits were killed in the accident.
By midday, 4,400 of the free-roaming bunnies had been collected and taken away from the scene.