Little Rock, Arkansas is home to many things. There’s the Arkansas Brews Cruise. You can spend the afternoon in Murray Park. Take the family to catch some music in the River Market District, if you want. Stop on the side of the highway and grab a free, slightly road-rash stricken frozen pizza. Go to the museum. Wait, did someone say something about frozen pizza? On the highway? We sure did, but this isn’t a Little Rock staple.
Instead, one highway was suddenly covered in frozen pizzas after a truck accident. Grab a plate and your reading glasses.
— Emma Pettit (@EmmaJanePettit) August 9, 2017
As Twitter user Emma Pettit says, “It’s not delivery, it’s (1,000) DiGiourno” pies. We’ll try to keep the puns to a minimum, but it seems like Papa John may have been caught up in the smell of his own pie and swerved, littering dozens of pie on Interstate 30.
We don’t Domi-know exactly what caused the accident, but the aftermath is gloriously astounding. A truck, filled to the brim with frozen pies, was heading westbound on I-30 near Little Rock. Arkansas Matters reports that it hit the “center support column of the bridge” southwest of town.
The pizzas only were partially DiGiourno. Tombstone (somewhat ironically) was the brand of the other pizzas laid to rest that day. When one pie falls out of the back of a truck, you can imagine the domino effect that follows. All in all, it took four hours for the mess to be cleaned up. We imagine that the pizzas began to melt and made quite a mess.
If you’ve ever ordered late night food, you know what it’s like to wait four hours for a slice of pie. Not fun. The images of the scene, mostly captured by Randy Hubbard of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) from what we can see, make us laugh and cry.
— Arkansas DOT (@myARDOT) August 10, 2017
— Arkansas DOT (@myARDOT) August 9, 2017
We laugh at the absurdity of the scene and ARDOT’s Twitter captions. We cry at all of the wasted ‘zza. (If you haven’t started calling pizza ‘zza, start now.) No one was hurt, save the hearts of 1,000 pizzas that will never be defrosted and eaten.