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State DOH Vehicle Damage Claims Top $22,000
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 04, 2013 @ 7:36PM
Created on February 04, 2013 @ 2:38PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Claims for vehicle damage caused by road conditions cost the West Virginia Division of Highways more than $22,000 in 2012.
The state Court of Claims awarded a total $22,416 to motorists who filed claims against the DOH. The court also ordered the DOH to pay $12,601 to two people for claims related to maintenance failure.
The Dominion Post reports that the road-related claims included tires and wheels damaged by potholes.
Rachel Rinehart of Preston County filed a claim for damage after her car slid on a patch of ice and into an embankment in January 2011. She was awarded $375.
Rinehart says the accident wouldn't have occurred if the DOH had treated the road with cinders.

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