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Rollover spills salad dressing on DVP ramp to 401

By Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

Mayo and salad dressing coat the ramp from the DVP to the westbound 401 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt)

Mayo and salad dressing coat the ramp from the DVP to the westbound 401 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt)

TORONTO - 

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt had never seen so much mayonnaise and salad dressing in his life.

An unusual rollover Tuesday left the Don Valley Parkway northbound ramp to Hwy. 401 west oozing with green and white condiments and other food products.

The truck transporting the foodstuff went on its side just before 11 a.m.

“The truck was down on the guardrail there,” the Ontario Provincial Police spokesman said. “They tried to get it up on its wheels. It ruptured there even more when they were pulling it up.”

The driver was taken to hospital as a precaution with minor injuries. Schmidt said the 52-year-old Brampton man has been charged with careless driving. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the rollover.

The truck was upright by 2 p.m. but the ramp was still unusable late Tuesday evening as clean-up continued. Schmidt said it should be open by Wednesday morning.

For now, he’s in no mood for a salad.

“It didn’t actually smell bad,” Schmidt said. “It didn’t smell good, but I couldn’t even smell anything, it was just product. It was just a very interesting colour and texture and consistency.”