In Canada early this morning, a big rig carrying millions of dollars in coins was involved in a wreck that also affected a truck carrying a payload of candy.
It all began at around 4 o’clock in the morning. The aforementioned trailer, which was carrying three to five million dollars in Canadian currency, crossed the center line on Highway 11 in Ontario and careened into a rock cut. This in turn created a series of crashes that involved a minivan and two big rigs, one filled with candy.
The loonies and toonies that were spilled were not yet in circulation in the Canadian currency system. Police and officials from the trucking company were forced to cordon off the area and collect the coins using magnets and other equipment. Thus far, nobody has tried to make their way to the scene to claim some of the coins for themselves.
Police are in the process of investigating the incident, which sent the driver and passenger of the currency truck to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the minivan did not require assistance and the operators of the two other tractor trailers received only minor injuries.
It’s not often that you hear about a truck spilling this kind of a haul onto the street. As a personal injury lawyer in Oakland, you think you’ve seen everything, but then something like this happens. My thoughts and prayers go out to those persons seriously injured. It’s my hope as an Oakland car accident attorney that they survive and recover from their injuries.