Lorry carrying potatoes flies off A40 and crashes into Ealing property

Hundreds of potatoes have spilled across the road in Greenford, Ealing, west London, after the collision.

A lorry carrying potatoes has crashed into the front of a home in Ealing, west London.

Hundreds of potatoes have spilled across the road in Greenford, Ealing, west London, after the collision.

Potatoes spilled across the road after a lorry crashed on the A40. Photo: UB1UB2

Videos of the damage were shared on social media by Twitter user @UB1UB2.

Images and footage show the lorry flying off the A40 and police officers and vans gathered at the scene.

An officer is shown filming the scene, with the ground covered in heaps of the vegetables.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 7pm on Monday, March 21 to reports of a lorry and car in collision on the A40 in Greenford.

“There were no reports of any serious injuries.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said: “Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on Western Avenue by the junction of Cayton Road in Greenford yesterday.

“An articulated lorry collided with three other vehicles and overturned. Two people were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

“The brigade was called at 7.08pm and the incident was over for firefighters by 7.57pm. Two fire engines from Ealing and Northolt fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Heston Fire Station attended the scene.

Social media users have joked about the incident, commenting that the “spud limit” may have been broken and that the police are “a-peeling” for eyewitnesses.

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