Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nothing Routine About Money In The Road

So often we take news of traffic accidents for granted. But the ExploreHoward blog's straightforward account of an accident involving an armored truck that left quarters spilled across the interstate reminds us how these things are never routine.

Here's how it starts:

Soon after the sudden string of brake lights, a large cloud of dust mushroomed into the air above a relatively clear stretch of Interstate 95 Monday morning.

Shortly after 9 a.m., a Loomis armored truck had veered off the highway just south of the I-195 exits for Catonsville and the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and overturned.

Within seconds, drivers of other vehicles headed north on the interstate had jumped out of their vehicles and run up to the truck.

With the tires still spinning on the upside-down truck, a door was pried open and two men scrambled out, obviously shaken.

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