SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – Drivers who submitted claims after claiming their vehicles were damaged by flying debris due to roadwork on Interstate 26 have seen those claims denied, leaving them to cover the claims. costs themselves.
Banks Construction is the contractor working on an 11 mile resurfacing project on the highway between Summerville and Goose Creek. The old asphalt was crushed, but the remains collapsed and sent small pieces of debris into the windshields.
A letter sent to several drivers who submitted claims said there was “no evidence to support that Banks was negligent in performing work under his contract.” He encourages people to file a claim with their insurers.
Driver Wade Lewis, who saw the damage the moment it happened on his dash cam, wonders what the claims process was for if the claims were going to be denied.
“I think no one really wants to take responsibility for it,” he said. “I think it all comes down to money and they don’t want to pay for damage to anyone’s vehicle.”
Banks Construction did not respond to a request for comment, while SCDOT said it had no comment.
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