A road in York in the UK was left covered in slurry following a collision between a Volkswagen Beetle and a JCB Fastrac tractor which was towing a slurry tanker.

The Beetle was crushed by the JCB on the A19 and police have spoken of how it was a “miracle” that the passengers survived the devastating crash.

One of the passengers of the Beetle had to be rescued from the wreck by firefighters and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver was taken to hospital having suffered minor injuries and the driver of the JCB suffered no injuries in the collision.

The road was closed for several hours while police cleared up the road from the contaminated substances in the tanker and investigated the accident.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle beforehand, and who has not already spoken to police, to email: [email protected]; or call 101 quoting reference number 12200222506.

Cattle Killed After Lorry Goes On Fire

In other road-incident news, a number of cattle are believed to have died in an incident that occurred in Co. Limerick on Sunday, December 6, where a lorry went on fire.

The incident occurred on the N21 near Adare in Co. Limerick, resulting in the road being closed, according to AA Roadwatch. The road reopened following the collision earlier this morning.

It is understood that some but not all of the animals were saved from the blaze.

Confirming news of the incident to AgriLand, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí did attend the scene of an incident in Adare, Co. Limerick. [on] Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 7:30pm.

A truck was on fire at the scene. Fire services also attended and extinguished the fire.

“A number of animals deceased as a result of the fire,” the Garda representative added.