Re: “Minister slams bridge firm after ice hits cars,” Dec. 21.
I was shocked to read that the Transportation Investment Corporation is offering to pay only the deductibles for the cars that were damaged by the Port Mann Bridge falling-ice disaster. The TIC should be paying the entire cost of repairs to the vehicles.
Otherwise, the lion’s share of damage costs will fall on the Insurance Corp. of B.C., which in turn will pass the cost on to all drivers through higher premiums.
A flawed bridge is not an accident nor an act of God, so the resulting costs should not be borne by drivers’ premiums. After all the investigations are finished, the designers, builders and the TIC can fight it out assigning blame, but leave ICBC out of it.
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