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Motorists nab cash spilled by armoured truck, causing crashes

Motorists nab cash spilled by armoured truck, causing crashes

An armoured truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway in the U.S. on Thursday (Friday NZ time), leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit insane", stopping their cars and scrambling to grab the swirling money.

Betsy Richards, a Montclair resident, was on a NJ Transit bus into New York City, and told NorthJersey.com she saw a man in a Brinks uniform was also running through traffic trying to collect the money.

Police are looking for people who were seen on the highway picking up the money. "They parked their cars in the middle of the highway".

Earlier this morning, a Brinks truck was literally making it rain dollar bills on a busy highway.

Multiple crashes happened on the highway as people rushed to grab money on the road.

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Police said they don't know how much money spilled.

Videos posted to social media showed people ditching their cars to snatch up the cash.

"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.

Journalist Sabrina Quagliozzi shot video of the perplexing incident, which occurred on Thursday morning on westbound Route 3 in East Rutherford, near the Meadowlands sports complex.

Witness video shows several drivers abruptly stopped to chase after the cash flying around Route 3. "We would like to advise people if they have any money connected to this incident to contact ERPD at 201-438-0165 to make arrangements for its return with no charges filed".