One for the road! : Lorry crashes spilling hundreds of cans of CIDER across road

August 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Motorists were left stranded in rush-hour traffic after a lorry flipped over on a roundabout – sending hundreds of litres of CIDER spilling onto the road.

Police and rescue teams were forced to use mops to clean gallons of Strongbow cider which cascaded across the carriageway on Wednesday (26/8).

(Lydia Johnson / SWNS Group)

(Lydia Johnson / SWNS Group)

The smash caused traffic to grind to a halt as officers closed the road in Rushwick, Worcester, and took three hours to mop up the mess.

Miraculously, the driver of the 38-tonne lorry, which was “fully loaded with Strongbow cider“, was unhurt.

(Lydia Johnson / SWNS Group)

(Lydia Johnson / SWNS Group)

West Mercia Police closed the road at the A44/A4103 roundabout after the 5.50pm smash and asked drivers to avoid the route if possible due to a “large spillage”.

Six police cars and a tow-truck rushed to the scene where hundreds of cider cans were strewn across the road.

South Worcestershire Police filmed their force righting the overturned vehicle and tweeted: “Strongbow Lorry back on four wheels, road still blocked currently! #teamwork #Strongbow”

(Lydia Johnson / SWNS Group)

(Lydia Johnson / SWNS Group)

Once the truck was back up it took another hour to reopen the road with the help of local farmers – and one even brought his tractor to scoop up the mess.

Driver Mark Harris, 23, who was stuck in the traffic jam, said: “The smell of booze was overwhelming. When I finally got home my missus was convinced I’d gone to the pub.”

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