Driver Makes $10K Mistake in Newly Poured Concrete

Police won't ticket the 19-year-old, but he's responsible for cost of repairs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 27, 2017 6:54 AM CDT
A car is pulled out after it was driven by a 19-year-old driver into the newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska.   (Mike Palm)
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(Newser) – A driver is facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Neb., and became stuck. The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands says that police won't ticket the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah, the AP reports. But he still faces some financial pain.

A police incident report says that it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that Yasiah drove into it through a 24-foot gap between traffic control cones. Still, city engineer Thomas Shafer says the driver (or his insurance company, notes the Lincoln Journal Star) is responsible for the repairs. He says the contractor estimated it will cost more than $10,000 to pay for removing the car, scraping out the ruined slurry, repouring more, and finishing it. (Read more car accident stories.)

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