A bit of a jam

While unfortunate for all the people involved, this is the kind of news report that you want to read at the end of a busy day:

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German truck driver lost control of his vehicle while trying to swat a wasp and spilled his 15-ton load of jam jars on the motorway, police said on Tuesday.

“He was trying so hard to kill the wasp that he smashed the truck against the barrier,” a spokesman for the motorway police in the western town of Greven said. “That’s when he really started attracting wasps. There was jam all over the motorway.”

Police had to close the A1 motorway for two hours while they cleaned up the mess, causing a long traffic jam.