‘Christmas dinner ruined’ as Brussels sprouts carpet road after lorry accident – The Independent

An entire lorry load of Brussels sprouts[1] has been spilt on the road in Scotland[2], with police officers warning it may affect "traffic and Christmas dinners". Thousands of sprouts poured on to the road in Rosyth, Fife[3], after a lorry tipped on to its side while navigating a roundabout on Monday morning. Police tweeted a humorous warning that the accident may affect people's commutes as well as Christmas celebrations.

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The South West Fife division said: "There's been a bit of a Brussels sprouts accident at the roundabout at Admiralty Road, Rosyth.

"Please avoid the area if possible.

Traffic and Christmas dinners may be affected. Apologies for any delays." 

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Another person chipped in, asking: "Was the lorry sprout of control at the time?"

And another Twitter[5] user said: "Just passed it.

Hope everyone involved is okay.

Shame about the sprouts though!"

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A Facebook[6] post from the church opposite the crash said: "For the sake of clarity, Father Kevin can't stand Brussels sprouts and so this delivery is definitely at the wrong address."

No one was seriously hurt in the incident and emergency services are clearing up the mess.

It is not immediately clear how the lorry crashed and ended up on its side.

Brussels sprouts generate an estimated GBP16.5m for the Scottish[7] economy.

References

  1. ^ Brussels sprouts (www.independent.co.uk)
  2. ^ Scotland (www.independent.co.uk)
  3. ^ Fife (www.independent.co.uk)
  4. ^ Download now (independent.onelink.me)
  5. ^ Twitter (www.independent.co.uk)
  6. ^ Facebook (www.independent.co.uk)
  7. ^ Scottish (www.independent.co.uk)

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