Money Bag Falls Out Of Armored Truck, Causing Minor Fender-Benders
Posted December 7, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST
RALEIGH — It's everyone's fantasy, but it became reality on Friday. A bag of money flew out the doors of a Brinks truck on Wade Avenue, causing a couple of fender-benders.
Brinks' truck employees, with the help of DMV officers, were picking up the leftovers Friday afternoon. Moments earlier, there was a literal windfall of cash swirling over the windshields of surprised drivers.
"I couldn't tell what was going on in the road. I was just looking and when I looked up, the vehicle in front of me stopped. So I ran up into the back of it," says driver Lavoris Joyner.
"A bag of money apparently fell off the back of a Brinks truck and the lady back here was looking and collided with the Toyota that collided with the van," says state trooper T.L. Garner.
Garner charged Joyner with failure to reduce speed. While three cars lay wrecked on one side of the road, the Brinks truck rolled away unscathed with the money that could be found back in its armored hold.
Officials from Brinks say they do not know how much money was still missing. Brinks is a security service company that transports cash primarily for banks and other financial institutions.