Lack of Liability Insurance Forces Town to Close Road
The city of Augusta will close part of a stretch of road. Augusta is being forced to close the road because it lost insurance coverage on the road after a Missouri teen was killed on it in 2010. The teen's parents sued Augusta in a wrongful death action after the teen's car skidded off the road into a pond. The case ultimately settled, and the settlement was undisclosed, but Augusta lost insurance coverage on that particular stretch of road as a result of the accident. This road closing has caused quite a bit of commotion as over 700 people use that road daily. One particular point of contention is that it isn't clear whether Augusta owns that particular stretch of roadway as a property search hasn't determined conclusively whether the road falls within Augusta's jurisdiction.
Jurisdictions having insurance on roadways might come as a surprise to many citizens. However, those who handle person injury claims understand you can insurance almost anything. It is interesting in this case that Augusta cannot find insurance for that particular stretch of road. Typically insurance companies are willing to insure something that is a risky insurance policy for higher premiums. For instance, insurance companies insure at risk drivers, but these drivers typically pay high premiums for that insurance. The fact that Augusta cannot find insurance for that stretch of road might indicate the level of danger that road poses.
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