People scramble for free beer as truck crashes in Mexico

Locals scramble for beer after the accident. Photo: RTV

Locals in a Mexican city got an unexpected surprise after a truck carrying beer cans collided with a train and spilled its contents.

Residents in Gomez Palacio couldn't believe their luck when hundreds of beers cans spilled onto the streets.

Hundreds of people were seen frantically pulling cases of beer from the truck and placing them in bags and on bikes to take home.

Mexican news outlet Milenio says no-one was killed or injured in the incident, but the collision did cause cause severe traffic jams.