MEMPHIS ROAD CREW PAINTS WHITE LINE DIRECTLY OVER RACCOON, RESULTING IN HORRIFIC END
- Matt Case
MEMPHIS - A bizarre and unfortunate incident was witnessed by a driver on his way to work Wednesday morning when he spotted a road crew painting a white line directly over a raccoon that had been tragically run over. The incident occurred on a city road, where an apparently unaware road crew inadvertently painted the animal while continuing a fresh line of paint to mark the start of the shoulder.
Richie EsQuivel, the driver who captured the scene, expressed his shock and disbelief at the sight of the raccoon seemingly adorned with a fresh stripe of paint. The unusual picture taken by EsQuivel clearly depicts the animal lying on the road with the white line extending over its body, connecting to the newly painted shoulder line.
The circumstances surrounding the incident and the city road crew's actions have raised questions and concerns among local residents and animal welfare advocates. The photograph has generated discussions on social media platforms, drawing attention to the need for road safety measures and increased awareness when carrying out maintenance work on public thoroughfares.
As the image gains attention, authorities are expected to address the incident and ensure measures are in place to prevent similar occurrences in the future. The unfortunate encounter serves as a reminder of the importance of diligence and sensitivity when performing road maintenance and underscores the significance of road safety awareness to protect both human commuters and wildlife alike.