You’ve been slimed
A HIGHWAY in the US has been covered in slime eels after a five-vehicle collision.
The truck carrying the creatures crashed on US Route 101 on the central Oregon coast after the driver, 59-year-old Salvatore Tragale, was unable to stop in time for construction work, Oregon police said.
The truck was carrying three tonnes of hagfish in 13 containers and the shift of weight caused one container to come off the truck and “fly across the highway”, police said. Then all the other containers separated from the truck and spilt on to the road.
No one was injured, according to police, but multiple cars were affected and one lane of the highway was closed for the clean-up.
Hagfish have a skull, but no jaw or spine, and they secrete slime when distressed, earning them the nickname “slime eels”.
Kim Randall, 64, from Arizona sustained minor injuries when his car (pictured) was hit.