Pigs & Autovías

The accident occurred yesterday on the A-92 on the border of Fuensanta with Moraleda de Zafayona in the Poniente de Granada.

The lorry had skidded off the road and burst into flames, then a car ran into it, which was not a very promising start to the day for the pigs, although the day would have ended in tears, even without the accident.

With pigs roaming around the autovia lanes between the stricken vehicles, there soon developed ten kilometres of tail back.

The Emergency call centre received an alert around 12.25h from a driver, who pinpointed the accident on kilometre point 214. The livestock lorry, by the way had set off from Murcia and had been heading for Málaga with an ETA of 15.00h.

The Guardia Civil de Tráfico, fire service and road-repair crews (Parque de Maquinaria) were soon at the scene, as was an ambulance, which was not needed in the end. The fire personnel not only put out the flames, but also hosed down the pigs, which was an evident treat for them, as was the foam on the road – they were only missing a bouncy castle…

There were even more helping hands at the scene because a military convoy stopped to help out, although knowing squaddies, they might have thought nobody would miss an absent pig – just saying!

One last point; the Guardia Civil handed out water to the stranded drivers in the tailback after having been trapped in the jam for four hours.

(News: Granada, Andalucia – Photo: Ideal/Pepe Marin)

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