You see something like this on the highway:
...and you figure you know what happened here.
Some poor shnook had his engine blow up - just ahead of that white car in the distance. The driver recognized what had happened, and pulled into the curb lane with the plan to make the shoulder, then call the CAA.
Oil continued to pour out of the crankcase, hence that big puddle.
This, by the way, was on Highway 9 Eastbound at Albion Road late last week.
But as I continued to drive east, I noticed the trail continued:
In fact, it continued for another 20 km, until I turned left on Highway 400.
Either this guy had the biggest crankcase in history, or my assessment of what had happened was way off.
It couldn't have been a manure truck here in Holland Marsh farm territory - it rained hard over these couple of days, and that would have washed manure away.
Maybe an oil tanker sprung a leak?
Guess it just shows you shouldn't jump to contusions...
Anybody got any other suggestions?