Truck Overturns, Spills 19,000 NY Times on Road

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -
Thousands of copies of The New York Times lay spilled out on a Pennsylvania roadway Thursday after the delivery truck overturned. (Twitter)
Thousands of copies of The New York Times lay spilled out on a Pennsylvania roadway Thursday after the delivery truck overturned. (Twitter)

A tractor-trailer carrying 19,000 copies of advance sections for Sunday’s New York Times overturned on a highway outside Philadelphia, littering the side of the road with bundles of Arts & Leisure, Travel and Book Review.

The driver sustained minor injuries in the crash early Thursday. The 18-wheeler was en route to drop off sections printed in New York for home delivery subscribers in the Philadelphia area. She says the newspaper sections will be replaced and delivered.

The majority of commenters on Twitter were adamant that the spill was a metaphor for the Times.

“It’s like a sad omen for print media,” one user posted. “Like a beached whale.”