A truck carrying cash from a gambling machine lost control and collided with a car, spraying $5, $10 and $20 bills all over an Illinois interstate. Picture: Twitter/CNN
A truck carrying cash from a gambling machine lost control and collided with a car, spraying $5, $10 and $20 bills all over an Illinois interstate. Picture: Twitter/CNN

Crash sends money raining over highway

IT was raining money on a US interstate on Wednesday after a vehicle filled of cash collided with car, sending cash bills flying across the road.

According to CNN, an interstate in Illinois was covered in US$5, $10 and $20 bills after a car carrying cash from a video gambling machines crashed into a guardrail before hitting another car. It’s unknown how much cash was in the car.

The driver was reportedly driving too fast, before losing control and careening off the road.

A policeman attempts to sweep up the spilt $5, $10 and $20 bills. Picture: Twitter/CNN
A policeman attempts to sweep up the spilt $5, $10 and $20 bills. Picture: Twitter/CNN

A third vehicle ended up in a roadside ditch after trying to avoid the accident, reports WCIA.

There will bills all over the Illinois interstate. Picture: Twitter/CNN
There will bills all over the Illinois interstate. Picture: Twitter/CNN

Local police rushed to the scene to collect the money.

The road was closed for about an hour while authorities picked up the cash, leaving traffic backup for several kilometres.

The vehicle collided into a guardrail before hitting another car. Picture: Twitter/CNN
The vehicle collided into a guardrail before hitting another car. Picture: Twitter/CNN

News-Gazette tweet about spilt cash

Fox News reports that one of the drivers was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other drivers had minor injuries, according to St Louis Post Dispatch.

Twitter users were quick to comment on the incident, joking about pocketing the cash and offering to help pick it up. One user even started a poll asking if people would pocket the cast or not.

 

 

 


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