Saturday, March 31, 2012

$5MILLION in coins spills onto highway after Brinks truck hits rock... and then crashes into lorry carrying candy, Ontario, Canada

Between $3million and $5million of Canadian coins spilled onto a highway in Ontario after a Brinks tractor-trailer carrying new coins struck a rock formation.

The accident happened earlier this week when the truck crossed the centre line and hit the jutting rock, causing currency to fly across the highway.

Another tractor-trailer with candy as its cargo got into the crash, adding candy to the piles of loonies and toonies on the highway.

The initial crash happened around 4am Wednesday morning on a snowy, isolated stretch of Highway 11 near Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

The Brinks tractor-trailer crashed into a rock formation, which cut gashes all along the side of the vehicle. Read More