NYC plow accused of 11 hitting cars

February 12, 2010 9:08:03 PM PST
11 car owners in Manhattan say a New York City snow plow sideswiped their cars. The Sanitation Department is saying there's no proof yet it was one of theirs. It happened early Thursday on a 2-block stretch of West 110th street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue in Morningside Heights. Pointing out the damage to his Mini-Cooper, Grant Held said, "What else could it have been? There were just sliced cars."

He also got surveillance video from his building taken at 5:17 a.m. that shows a city plow driving by. The police incident report narrowed down the time to 5:20 a.m.

Mr. Held and another car owner said investigators on the scene themselves believed it was a city plow that did the damage.

"We were told by police and sanitation people that their truck hit it," he said.

However, a spokesman from the Sanitation Department said, "No one said they saw a particular truck with a truck number on it... if people do have more concrete information showing one of our trucks hitting the cars, we're more than happy to see it."

For now, the car owners have to make claims to their insurance companies.


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