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Snail slime causes crash on Autobahn

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Daniel Uria
A German driver crashed while driving on the Autobahn and slipping on slime created by a whole caravan of snails, according to police. The driver was unharmed and several snails were able to survive the accident. Police stated that the slime was eventually dried up the sun and no longer posed a threat to drivers. 
 Photo courtesy of Kurioser Unfall/POLIZEI BIELEFELD
A German driver crashed while driving on the Autobahn and slipping on slime created by a "whole caravan" of snails, according to police. The driver was unharmed and several snails were able to survive the accident. Police stated that the slime was eventually dried up the sun and no longer posed a threat to drivers. Photo courtesy of Kurioser Unfall/POLIZEI BIELEFELD

PADERBORN, Germany, June 29 (UPI) -- A car crashed while traveling on the Autobahn in Germany after police say it slipped on slime produced by a group of snails.

A German police report states that a young driver found his car skidding across the road and overturning due to slippery road conditions caused by a large group of snails.

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The man's car struck the Autobahn's side railings after he drove over what police called a "whole caravan" of snails according to The Local.

The driver was not injured in the accident, which took place around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, and police said some of the snails managed to survive as well.

"Some of the animals could save themselves in the nearby grass," police said.

Police also stated that the trail of snail slime was eventually dried out by the sun and no longer posed a threat to drivers in the area.

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