Traffic on the A27 in Sussex was reduced to chaos when a loaded juggernaut overturned and spilled its load on the morning of Saturday 28 July 2001.
The articulated lorry had just collected a load from the controversial Halewick Lane Waste Transfer Station, and was turning left onto the A27 when the accident happened. As the lorry rounded the corner, the trailer turned over and separated from the tractor unit, which then collided with an on-coming car, stopping just short of a row of cars on a car sales forecourt.
Eye-witnesses claimed the vehicle took the corner too fast, and it was a miracle that no-one was hurt. The driver of the lorry was unharmed in the incident.
The road was closed westbound for several hours as the contents of the lorry was cleared away, and the trailor righted, causing massive delays and tailbacks in Lancing and back past the Southwick Hill tunnel. One lane of the eastbound carriageway remained open.