Millions in Money and Candy Spilled on Canadian Highway

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Here’s a question: how do millions of dollars in gold-colored coins and tons of candy end up spilled on a highway? No, nobody tried to hijack the Lucky Charms Leprechaun.

Instead, a serious crash occurred North of the border in Canada. A Brink’s tractor-trailer carrying millions of dollars in loonies and toonies (that’s what Canadians call their one- and two-dollar coins) somehow crashed on a highway this morning, spilling its loot.

The crash also blocked what must have been a slippery road because it wasn’t long before another semi collided with the first, this time sending candy cascading all over the scattered money.

Including the originally-crashed truck, three tractor-trailers and a minivan ended up in the collision. We’re guessing the candy will be written off, but Police had to stand by while a magnetic crane gathered the scattered coins.

It’s probably far from a legitimate gold rush, but people hoping for a lucrative camping trip this summer might try pitching a tent in the Ontario North along the Trans Canada Highway near Bastion Street. No doubt the local Canucks will have picked it dry shortly after the police disperse, but how often can you put coin hunting on your camping to-do list?

Unfortunately this story isn’t all sugar and money, as the two Brink’s truck passengers suffered life-threatening injuries and are currently in hospital. All joking aside, we wish them a swift and full recovery.

[Source: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press]

[Photo credit: CBC]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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