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Money Rains Onto New Jersey Highway From Armored Truck


An armored truck rained money onto a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, causing two crashes as drivers attempted to collect the cash scattered across several lanes. 

Videos posted on social media show a Brink’s truck parked on the side of Route 3 in East Rutherford.

East Rutherford Police said one of the truck’s doors may have malfunctioned and become unsecured shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Drivers leaving their vehicles to pick up the cash caused two accidents, police said. 

In one video, a person can be seen attempting to collect some of the currency from the roadway. It wasn’t immediately clear how much cash spilled from the truck.

Brink’s “provides U.S. and global security services including secure logistics, cash management, payment and retail back office solutions,” according to its website. 

A vice president for the company said he could “confirm that there was an incident with one of our trucks this morning which we are investigating,” without elaborating.

As of Thursday afternoon, police said several people had contacted the department in an attempt to locate money they had found on the highway. 

Police asked anyone who collected money in connection with the spill to call the East Rutherford Police Department at 2-1438-0165 “to make arrangements for its return with no charges filed.” 

Photo Credit: Sabrina Quagliozzi
Source: NBC San Diego

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