An Overturned Tractor Trailer Carrying Pennies Turned A Delaware Highway Into A Jackpot


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Penny Cleanup On Delaware Highway Took 13 Hours

Alexandria Hoff has the latest.

Regardless of what race, creed, or culture you hail from, we’ve all had the Scrooge McDuckian dream of being rich enough to fill a room with coins and dive into it headfirst, only emerging to nonchalantly backstroke through said coins as if they were a liquid. No matter how improbable the likelihood how flawed the physics of pulling off such a maneuver is, the McDuck Coin Dive is universally regarded as the ultimate display of affluence – an act of garish pomp and circumstance that not even Kanye West has been able to achieve in his lifetime (and almost surely, the reason behind his constant sourpuss).

For the drivers traveling along Interstate 95 in New Castle County, Delaware, this lavish dream became an attainable reality when a tractor trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of pennies overturned and spilled its entire payload onto the southbound lanes of the highway. According to a local NBC affiliate on the scene, the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. Thursday morning and required multiple hazmat crews to clean up.

The truck’s driver was treated on-site for minor injuries and although investigators weren’t able to reveal a cause for the accident, it is believed that adverse weather conditions likely played a role in the costly crash. That, or the driver was engaging in the very real and very classy fantasy described above and, in a state of euphoric bliss, lost track of his bearings and careened off the road. Who among us could blame him? Certainly not I. The good news is that he will be okay and that nobody else was hurt in the accident.

In terms of highway accidents that could make your morning commute an absolute hellscape, this has to rank pretty high on the “awesomeness” scale, if you ask me. It’s certainly more honorable than the dozens of Pokemon Go-related car accidents that have plagued highways across the country in recent weeks, and I’d like to think that before calling the cops, that truck driver stared wistfully over the mountain of copper that he had wrought and at least dipped his toe in, if only to get a taste of the what we mean when describing “the good life.”

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