A Brinks tractor-trailer filled with Canadian coins collided into a rock on a highway in northeastern Ontario yesterday, injuring two occupants and spilling millions in Canadian coins onto the highway. As often happens in single car crashes, a pile-up followed. As doesn’t often happen, this pile-up included a mini-van and two other tractor trailers, one of which was filled with candy which also spilled onto the highway.
South Porcupine OPP described the “debris field,” made up of millions of dollars in Canadian coins, as “massive.” The load consisted of loonies and toonies, but the exact value of the money strewn in the area of the crash wasn’t immediately known.
Can you imagine some Canadian kid in the back seat of her mom’s van waking up from a nap to see mountains of coins and mountains of candy in giant heaps up and down the highway? It’s every kid’s dream. Her head would explode with happiness. Then she’d wonder for the rest of her life if she dreamed it or saw it for real.
We wish the best to two injured, one of whom was rushed to the Bingham Memorial Hospital, the other who went to Kirkland Lake hospital. And to that kid if she exists. Driving down the highway will never be that good again.