Brighton cars allegedly damaged by snow plows
BRIGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- More than a dozen cars were damaged during Tuesday’s snow storm by what could have been a snow plow driver.
“The mirror was bent backwards and there was snow all over it so I pulled it forward and then I saw that it’s shattered,” said Jennifer Doss.
Doss, who lives on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton, noticed a cracked mirror and the back of her Honda CRV was smashed in on Tuesday morning.
“It’s just sad. It’s a new car, it’s the first bad accident that’s happened with it. I’m just disappointed,” said Doss.
7News looked around the area and found at least two dozen cars with broken side-view mirrors on several blocks of both sides of Commonwealth Avenue.
Its clear one or more plow trucks did the damage, but which truck? And was it an accident? The city of Boston is investigating.
The city’s plow trucks are equipped with GPS monitoring and the city will check those records. The city also uses private contractors -- those vehicles are also tracked by GPS.
A car with similar damage is undergoing repairs at a Commonwealth Avenue auto body shop.
“Mirrors, they can be, they can range from $200 up to $1,800, $2,000 easily,” said Roy Demedeiros of A-Z Car Care.
City Hall wants to hear from impacted residents.
Mayor Thomas Menino’s press secretary told 7News: “We’re not even sure if it was a city plow yet. But we encourage people to file damage reports. If it’s determined a city plow is responsible, we will work with their insurance companies to make sure they don’t’ have to pay any deductible.”
For Doss it is a maddening incident. She thought she had made it through the long winter unscathed.
“All winter long and then the day before the first day of spring this happens so it’s not a good day,” said Doss.