As It Turns Out, Driving Trough Wet Cement won't only Ruin Your Car...
Wether it's pure stupidity or insufficient markings, driving your car into wet cement is never fun. But you won't only have to pay for your Car.
Recently, it seems like more and more people are driving their cars into wet cement. First, as reported by Jalopnik in May this year, the driver of a Honda Civic in Lincoln, Nebraska, apparently got confused at the road works he was driving past - the cones seemingly stood so far away from each other that he assumed it would be okay to drive through. As it turned out, it wasn't.
In our second case, reported just recently by Fox 5, a young woman drove her car, a BMW 3-series, into wet cement at a construction site on June 20th. Completely unsuspecting, Eleysia Morris rode her brand new BMW E92 coupé, which she says was a graduation gift, down the road in front of her dad's house, when she got stuck in the wet cement.
Morris herself claims that there were no warning signs or flags that could have alerted her about the wet concrete at the roadworks. According to Fox 5, she tried to avoid a pick-up-truck which was driving towards her and that was why she drove into the concrete.
The county responsible for the roadworks on the other hand disputes Morris' allegations and states that there had indeed a proper traffic signal system, including cones and barricades, been installed and that Morris herself would be liable for all damages.
As it turned out with the above mentioned case of the Honda driver, Morris might have to dig deep into her own pockets if she's unlucky: In fact, the Honda driver had to pay the city 10.000 US-Dollar in expenses for the repair and the delay in construction he caused...
A woman claims she unknowingly parked her car in wet cement because she did not see any indication the area was under construction, but DeKalb County disputes her claim.
You’d think that, even without signs or cones or big yellow flashing warning lights, you’d be able to tell if you were parking in wet concrete because, well, it’s wet. That wetness didn’t seem to stop a DeKalb County, Georgia, woman from doing so with her BMW, and she’s claiming there was no signage warning her the cement was wet. The county disagrees.
Some poor Honda Civic driver in Lincoln, Nebraska, cut between some orange cones and got stuck in wet concrete last week. In addition to any damage to the car, the driver is going to have to pony up the costs of repairing the road, the Lincoln Journal Star reports. And it ain’t gonna be cheap.