An Italian security lorry has a costly accident
Passing motorists must have thought they’d hit the jackpot, as a bullion lorry spilled around 2m Euros on a motorway near Foggia in southern Italy.
It is estimated that around 50,000 of the Euros (£45,000) were taken by opportune motorists, who risked life and limb to gather the 1 and 2 Euro coins from the busy roadside.
Reports suggest that the lorry burst a tyre before hitting a car and colliding with the motorway barrier.
The impact caused the lorry to flip on its side, forcing its doors open, and releasing a golden waterfall of Euro coins all over the road.
A police spokesman said: “Our job was made very difficult as the coins had gone onto both carriageways and motorists were stopping and picking up the money.
“Two drivers in the truck and two in the car were hurt, but no-one was bothered about them. Fortunately they were not too badly hurt.”
The lorry had been on its way from Cesena to Bari before the accident occurred, distributing money from the Italian mint to banks.