“Buddy, can you spare a dime?” How about quite a few of them! Last week, a tractor trailer, contacted by the U.S. Treasury, crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 15, fifty miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. A monetary mess occurred.
In this particular case, the truck was carrying $800,000 in dimes, which translates into 8 million of the little coins! After hitting the guardrail, the semi dumped its load causing bags of dimes to split open and releasing thousands of dollars in dimes along the roadside.
State police had to set up a crime scene to enable recovery crews to clean up the mess. Oh, in case you were wondering, the driver and a passenger were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. And yes, the driver was cited for failure to drive within the marked lines.