Andy Lichtenstein/News Editor
The iconic Weinermobile incurred substantial damage after smashing into a pole alongside a Pennsylvania roadway on Feb. 15. The driver-in-command was battling winter conditions outside of Harrisburg when the accident occurred. No other vehicles were involved, and there were no reported injuries.
Parent company, Kraft Foods, confirmed the crash early the next morning, attributing the crash to the icy road. “The vehicle was towed, and we expect to be back on the hot dog highways soon,” said Kraft spokesperson Sydney Linder.
The 27-foot hot dog will be down for maintenance due to a shattered windscreen and damaged nose. Oscar Mayer owns and operates six Weinermobiles. According to the company website, the concept took to the streets in 1936.