CFN – Cornwall Police Services confirmed today that they have issued a summons for two charges for an as of yet unidentified Minimax Express driver that drove northbound on quiet Lefebvre street ripping down a low hanging power line.
70 year old Ron Kyer never expected to go through the ordeal that he has that has cost him nearly $2,000 in electrical and roofing bills as well as the loss of over $150 in meat in his freezer when he was without power for 17 hours. He claims his notebook computer was also zapped by a power surge.
LINK Neighbors stated that they had tried flagging down the truck with one actually driving after the truck in their car.
Mr. Kyer thought that the issue would be resolved but told CFN that a manager at Minimax Express said that he would not discuss it further, but to go through his home owners insurance which of course would result in a possible “deductible” and of course most likely raise his rates.
Minimax Express has not responded to phone calls as of press time; but we hope that they stop playing Grinch on this gentleman on a fixed income and step up and do the right thing. Mr. Kyer in the meanwhile is getting calls from frustrated tradesmen wanting to be paid for their work.
He said Minimax was still stating that the City should be responsible because the wires are hanging too low and there are no signs warning trucks from driving from the quiet residential street.
A nightmare that should never have happened.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.