Overturned Truck Causes Coins to be Spilled on the Roadway in Hall County, Georgia
HALL COUNTY, Florida – According to an online article at gainesvilletimes.com, a truck carrying coins overturned, causing the coins to be spilled on the roadway.*
The Holly Springs Road was closed earlier this week while authorities worked to clean up the roadway. The coins spilled due to the fact that a truck carrying them flipped over.
According to the online report, “[l]oose change took on a new meaning Monday afternoon when a load of coins spilled on Holly Springs Road, leading to the road being closed for almost seven hours.”
A Freightliner box truck was transporting coins for a coin-cashing machine business in the evening hours earlier this week close to Oxford Road near Clermont.
Per the Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the driver of the truck, a man, aged 21, was going eastbound then the truck for reasons unknown went onto the shoulder of the roadway.
“[the driver of the semi-truck] overcorrected into the westbound lane. The truck went off the westbound shoulder and overturned,” per the Hall County Sherriff Office spokesperson.
As a result of the accident, Holly Springs Road was blocked off for several hours while thousands of coins had to be cleaned up by local authorities. The truck overturned, causing the coins to be spilled all over the roadway.
A Ford F-150 pickup truck swerved to avoid the wreck however, he went off of the road. The pickup truck “sideswiped the roof of the overturned box truck.” The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.
The driver of the semi-truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. He was cited for the failure to maintain lane and having no insurance.
The value of the coins that spilled on the roadway is unknown. However, the Sheriff’s Office confirms that there were at least 12 boxes and thousands of coins
Exactly how many coins spilled or the value of the money was unknown, but Sheriff’s Office photos appeared to show at least a dozen boxes and thousands of coins.
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