A Honda driven by a 19-year-old driver is stuck in the newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday. (Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)
Ooooooo. A Nebraska teen is facing serious concrete debt after driving into freshly poured cement. The 19-yeaar-old got his vehicle stuck in the cement, and was then stuck with a $10,000 bill for the damage.
According to Fox 42 Omaha, it took workers two hours just to free the Honda Civic. Thomas Shafer, a traffic engineer on the scene said, “It was probably less than 30 minutes old when they went into it,” he continued, “It was really not set up in any manner or fashion for a vehicle and they sunk up to the axles in it.”
Shafer said the person who causes the damage is responsible for the repairs and other related costs.
“This will be a bill that we will present to the driver, and I assume they will talk to their insurance company,” Shafer told the station. He calculated the bill to be about $10,000.
The road work was part of a resurfacing project in Lincoln, the state capital.
The driver, Shadrach Yasiah, 19, avoided a summons, according to the station’s report which aired Thursday.
The police report says it wasn’t obvious that the concrete wasn’t dry. He drove into it between orange traffic cones placed far enough apart to cause confusion.
He could not be reached for comment.
Yikes. That is quite a heft fine for cement. I understand that it’s hard work to mix and lay the substance, but is it really work $10,000??