Cash on highway leads to crashes, chaos

An armored truck spilled cash onto Route 3 West in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Thursday morning causing drivers to get out of their vehicles to pick up the money.  The incident caused two vehicular crashes after the events started unfolding at about 8:30 a.m.


Video of drivers walking in the middle of the normally busy road picking up money as vehicles drove by was shared on social media.

Sabrina Quagliozzi was aboard a bus where other travelers could be heard laughing and at other points aghast at the danger.

"$5, 20, everything," someone could be heard saying.   "Look at the accidents. Wow."

It was not clear how much money fell from the Brinks truck.

"At this time it appears the armored truck had a malfunction of one of its doors causing it to become unsecured," said Capt. Phillip Taormina.

Route 3 is a major artery in and out of New York City via the Lincoln Tunnel.  It was unclear if any injuries occurred in crashes related to the incident.

The East Rutherford Police Department was investigating.  Detectives were asking anyone with video or other information about the incident to call them at 201-438-0165.





This story was reported from New York.