Metropolis bus crashes into Albuquerque auto restore store
The person who caused the accident was an AFR fire engine.
Hebert said the fire truck was driving up Second Street when it hit the T-bone on a city bus coming down Mountain Road. The bus then turned against a fence and punched a hole in its shop wall – and even damaged some of the classic cars it was working on.
“The wall damaged, the whole wall so damaged. One of the garage doors damaged,” he said.
Herbert said he was grateful no one was hurt – and grateful that AFR helped him close the hole in his building.
“Well, the next problem is that the city doesn’t have insurance. So you’re self-insured. That means, as a business owner, I pretty much have to pay for everything out of my own pocket or run.” against my own insurance. “
“For me it was a clear liability case,” said Jeanette Chavez, CABQ risk manager.
Chavez said the city functions like an internal insurance company. She went to the crash site after it happened – and said there was still an open claim, but things are not going quickly.
“It takes time to get contractors in place, sometimes contractors are not able to get in right away and that can take longer,” she said.
“Well, it’s kind of frustrating. Because if the shoe were on the other foot. I know they would expect me to have insurance. And they would expect my insurance to pay quickly for any damage I do if I was responsible for it, “said Herbert.
In the meantime, Hebert is waiting for the building insurance to coordinate with the city. He expects insurance premiums to rise.
“It doesn’t seem fair to me. But I think it just works like that,” said Herbert.