Nathan Zussman was driving Route 90, between Grant and Corydon at 9:15 Monday morning, when a stone flew at his car from a city mower. It badly damaged his windshield on his new vehicle. At this point, according to MPI is on the hook for the deductible.
Nathan, doesn’t understand why the city mows medians, especially medians that are full rocks , which can be thrown into traffic.
The City of Winnipeg responded as such:
We’re not able to accommodate an interview but I can tell you that in instances like this we recommend that citizens file claims firstly with their auto insurer. MPI may contact the City on behalf of their insured for recovery of the claim. Citizens can also file a claim directly against the City as outlined on our website. In either scenario, if a claim is reported against the City by either party, an investigation will take place. A decision will be made based on the outcome of the investigation. The City’s position will be communicated in writing to either MPI or to the citizen.
When 680 sent Nathan the city’s response, he replied:
I did contact MPI, who told me that I had to pay the deductible, and that depending on how the claim went, I may, or may not get the deductible back.
At the very least, I feel that taxpayers should know about this, and that there should be more control of the “grass cutting” people (who seem to be summer students with zero training or common sense) operating potentially dangerous equipment, who are just “doing their job” at the expense of those who travel on Manitoba highways. Let me know if you hear anything else.
I do this this is a newsworthy story.
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