Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
1-800-LAW-NEED
( 1-800-529-6333 )

Overturned Truck Causes Coins to be Spilled on the Roadway in Hall County, Georgia


August 24, 2019

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.

Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/lots-loose-change-overturned-truck-spills-coins-closes-road/

* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.