English road left looking like a ‘horror film’ after tomato puree spillage

A 23-mile stretch of road in England[1] was left looking like a scene from a “horror film” after a lorry crash spilled tomato puree across the tarmac on Tuesday.

The westbound carriageway of the A14 from Cambridge to Brampton was closed after the collision between two lorries. Cambridgeshire police tweeted:

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire roads policing unit confirmed there were two vehicles involved, with one driver injured, though not seriously. BBC News reported the driver had been discharged from hospital. The unit said that an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Several people made light of the spill, , about two dozen firefighters had to use shovels to scrape a tonne of chocolate off a road after it spilled out of a storage tank and hardened on contact with the cold surface.

And, in the US state of Oregon the year before, several cars were “slimed”[7] after 3,400kg of hagfish spilled on to the road when a truck overturned.


  1. ^ England (www.theguardian.com)
  2. ^ pic.twitter.com/xRNJ7gMpxk (t.co)
  3. ^ June 2, 2021 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ with one tweeting (twitter.com)
  5. ^ joked (twitter.com)
  6. ^ In Germany in 2018 (www.theguardian.com)
  7. ^ several cars were “slimed” (www.theguardian.com)