Getting a new car is a feeling everyone should experience during their lifetime. And whether that car just came off the production line or it was owned by someone before doesn’t really matter as long as it is new to you. That’s the feeling Eleysia Morris must’ve had the other day, when she was driving her BMW E92 3 Series Coupe that was given to her as a graduation gift by her parents. Unfortunately, the love story was cut short when she unknowingly parked in wet cement.
The story comes from Fox 5 Atlanta and apparently, Eleysia claims that the patch of wet cement where her car ended up was not properly signaled and she had no idea what was happening until it was too late. However, the DeKalb County officials issued a statement claiming that that’s not true and that the contractors in charge of the work did their job correspondingly.
“Shortly after noon on June 20, a motorist drove her red BMW car into wet concrete; inside the construction site, disregarding an installed and permitted traffic signal system, traffic barricades and flaggers. Contractors for DeKalb County were installing concrete cap as part of a new 18-inch force main pipeline system in the vicinity of 6333 Rockland Road. A tow truck was called to extricate the vehicle. However, they were unable to do so since the concrete had set up and prevented them from removing the car. The DeKalb County contractor is mobilizing to remove the concrete and extricate the car so that it can be towed from the construction site, since it is impacting public safety,” said the county in a response issued for Fox 5 Atlanta.
That seems to be quite a response and at the moment, it’s her word against the authorities. In her defense, Morris does claim that a pickup truck was driving aggressively towards her, honking its horn and flashing its lights when it all happened. That may also have been one of the workers trying to warn her but then again, nobody knows for sure what happened according to the info available at the moment. What we’re sure of is that if it does turn out to be her fault, the repair bill will be massive. And we’re not talking only about fixing the BMW but also about fixing the ruined cement, that may incur costs of up to $10,000. Shame about the car though but hopefully a valuable lesson will be learned from all this.
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