Thursday, January 28, 2021

City Hall Refuses To Pay For Streetlight FAIL

Here's a quick glimpse at the crumbling urban core and yet another local municipal rip-off that will endanger residents and visitors who beg for compensation in vain.

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After streetlight falls on KC man's car, city refuses to pay, saying it's not liable for damages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a neighbor who told Parker McDaniels the bad news. "When I was going into my kitchen, I heard it," Stephanie Moutry said. The sound was the crash of streetlight lamp onto McDaniels' car. It happened right after Christmas on a quiet cul-de-sac near 99th Street and Holmes Road.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

A third rate strip mall lawyer could win this one.

Anonymous said...

KCMO clearly negligent with maintenance on light pole. Won't pay for car (it is not worth $3200, so they should total it out), but they will pay hundreds of thousands to satisfy city worker harassment complaints.

Unknown said...

Hey, City Hall, pay yo bills.

The Bitter Truth said...

The owner of a street light is responsible for any damage due to it failing. Now if you have hit it and then it falls that's a different story.

Depending on the location, the responsibility for repair of malfunctioning street lights located within the City of Kansas City, Mo., can be the responsibility of either the City or the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department.

City of ...www.kcmo.gov › city-hall › departments › public-works

Mayor Quinton Lucas said...

It's the car owner's fault, 100%. He should not have parked his car within falling distance of that light. Not our problem. In fact, we are going to charge him for bending our light pole.

Mayor Quinton Lucas said...

It's the car owner's fault, 100%. He should not have parked his car within falling distance of that light. Not our problem. In fact, we are going to charge him for bending our light pole.

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether the owner or her neighbor informed the city that the pole was rusting out at ground level. If so the city may be liable for the damages because it failed to follow up.

Anonymous said...

They will lose this in court. Better to settle now but KC isn't known for financially responsible decisions.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is a diverse and thriving city with world class infrastructure.