Fortunately it happened just before midnight otherwise the lorry, which shed its load of 22 tons of rubbish, would have caused traffic chaos.
Palma.—The lorry was carrying waste imported from Ireland to the incinerator to be treated from Alcudia where the imported waste had been unloaded. The lorry was heading up the Soller road just before midnight when it came to the Palmanyola roundabout.
According to traffic police sources, the lorry driver entered the roundabout too fast and the heavy goods vehicle immediately flipped on to its side, shedding all of its load across the road.
According to the Guardia Civil, the rubbish was covered with a tarpaulins, but it was not enough to stop the tons of Irish waste from spilling all over the road.
The driver walked away with just minor injuries and it was he who immediately contacted the emergency services.