Dayton woman says claims process too slow after city fire truck damages her car

  • Source: WHIO-TV Dayton
  • Published: 05/10/2019 03:38 PM

A woman woke up to find a Dayton fire truck smashed into her car and she says she is fighting City Hall to get back on the road. News Center 7’s Mike Campbell spoke with her and city leaders about the process people go through when they are involved in wrecks with city vehicles. Chantel Richardson showed the damage to her car she learned about early Tuesday morning. She woke up at 1 a.m. and walked out to see a fire truck and several police cars. “They said, ‘the fire truck just hit your car’ and I want to give you this claim, I mean report number,” she said. The Dayton crash report states Dayton Fire Engine 17, based at the city’s West Third Street station, sideswiped a parked 2003 Buick. “He still has his job. I don’t have no car, no nothing,” Richardson said about the firefighter driving the truck. She got a copy of the crash report and was told on the phone the city would mail a claim form. But she said the process is too slow.


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