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Chickens freed after Austria truck crash

A truck in Austria carrying an estimated 7,000 chickens crashed on a busy road in Vienna, Austria, giving the birds a taste of freedom Tuesday -- all because the driver claimed he fell asleep for just a moment.

Thousands of the chickens ran onto the road while boxes of dead and injured animals fell out of the truck during the morning rush, The Local reported

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The truck driver said he fell into a “second-long sleep” when he collided with a bridge pillar.

The chickens were set to be killed after they laid eggs. Some 120 firefighters carried the chickens back onto the truck, UPI reported