Chefs injured while food trucking

Vendors at the Platia Food Truck serve customers during the Food Truck Rodeo Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in The Post and Courier parking lot. Paul Zoeller/Staff

Local food truckers who believe bad luck comes in threes are likely on edge today, as Charleston Choo takes the day off so one of its chefs can recuperate from a car crash.

Chef Chris Danker on Friday was involved in a collision that shut down U.S. Highway 17 for 30 minutes. He was not towing the food trailer at the time, but was headed to a catering gig in Hollywood. “He doesn’t have anything broken, but he’s bruised,” his co-chef, Graham Parris, says. “He loved his truck.”

A week before Danker’s Ford 151 was t-boned, the owner of Zombie Bob’s Pizza was electrocuted. Truck representatives didn’t return messages seeking comment, but later told City Paper that Ryan Dedrickson had run an electrical cord from a building to his food truck.

Parris says Charleston Choo was able to cater as scheduled on Friday, and expects the truck will return to the road tomorrow. It’s scheduled to appear tomorrow at Rivergate Center, 4975 Lacross Road.

“It was an interesting, interesting weekend,” Parris says.