Roads & Paving
Lawsuit filed against Manitoba government regarding vehicular damage from roadwork
June 14, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has filed a lawsuit against the Manitoba government, Wintec Building Services, and an unidentified employee for vehicular damage caused by roadwork.
The lawsuit was filed on May 8, with MPI seeking over $31,000 for tire and rim damage done to 12 vehicles between Oct.11 and 13, 2021. The incident occurred while the vehicles were driving northbound on the Perimeter Highway and was caused by uneven milling due to an ongoing resurfacing project by Wintec Building Services on behalf of the government.
MPI are citing a breach of “duty of care” on behalf of the province and an unknown Wintec employee who milled the road as the basis for the lawsuit. MPI are alleging the lack of signage and proper supervision, in addition to roadwork not being completed within a reasonable time, as evidence of this breach.
All defendants have refused to pay the owed amount, according to MPI, with all claims having yet to be tested in court. In a statement to CTV News, Wintec said they have not been served with the statement of any claim.
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