Truck loaded with tomatoes leaves “red juice” and causes road accident

Truck loaded with tomatoes leaves “red juice” and causes road accident
Truck loaded with tomatoes leaves “red juice” and causes road accident

Iara Siqueira

A truck dropped more than 150,000 tomatoes in the United States at the beginning of the week, specifically on Monday, the accident caused the traffic of seven cars and the stoppage of the highway. More than 22 tons of the vegetable are in the vehicle that was traveling along Interstate 80, Interstate 80, also known as I-8, it is the second largest American highway.

According to reports from local highway guards, to The New York Times, “the tomatoes spread over 60 meters, forming a sea of ​​red sauce on the road”. Also according to local authorities, the track was slippery with the “sauce” and caused three people involved in the accident to have minor injuries.

Police said a fourth person was taken to hospital with a broken leg. Road officer Jason Tyhurst explains that “the tomato skin on the asphalt is like cars walking on ice”. Because of the crushed tomatoes and the juice that formed on the road, the track had to be closed for cleaning.

Importantly, California leads the market when it comes to the production of processed tomatoes. One of the problems faced there is the worst drought the country has faced in the last 1,200 years, the water crisis harms the crop and can affect the price of Sunday pasta sauce, or weekend pizza sauce.


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