Slow hazard: Car flips after hitting snail slime on road

Driver uninjured after procession of snails leaves hazardous trail on German highway

A German driver lost control of his car when it slipped on an unlikely road hazard — snail slime.

A slimy trail was left across the highway in Paderborn when a procession of snails crossed it, and police say the car flipped over when it hit the trail.

The driver was not injured in the incident, but his old East German Trabant car was totalled.

The incident happened early Wednesday near Paderborn, about 350km west of Berlin.