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ODOT pays drivers, but only if negligent

ODOT pays drivers, but only if negligent

Since 2005, the state Transportation Department has doled out over $465,000.

Tulsa World

By GAVIN OFF World Data Editor

Published: 2/28/2010 2:27 AM
Last Modified: 2/28/2010 4:16 AM

For the drivers whose vehicles were damaged by concrete falling from an Interstate 44 bridge last week, Tulsa resident Robin Cameron knows what might lie ahead.

On Christmas Day 2008, Cameron and her daughter drove over an open manhole on the Broken Arrow Expressway near Memorial Drive. The accident jarred the car, blowing out the front passenger-side tire of her Hyundai Tiburon and causing $1,180 in damages, ODOT data show.

"It was scary," Cameron said. "Scare-ry."

Motorists who believe that they suffered injury or property damage because of Oklahoma Department of Transportation negligence, can file a claim request with the state.

If approved, ODOT compensates drivers for damages... FULL ARTICLE


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