The cover was returned to its proper spot, but not before several other vehicles hit it.
“I had pulled over and I was changing my spare tire and, in that 20-minute-to-half-hour span, I had visually seen four other vehicles parked on the side of the highway with blown tires,” he said.
East estimates the cost of repairing the damage to be in the hundreds of dollars, perhaps stretching into the thousands if he finds further damage to his vehicle. His insurance will cover the repairs, but he will need to pay the deductible and his premiums will rise.
“I just don’t understand how I, as a driver, am responsible for the damage when that was completely out of my control,” said East. “Whether it be Argo Road Maintenance or the Ministry of Transportation, I think somebody should kind of take the brunt of it, because it wasn’t just me that is suffering…