An East Vancouver man says he’s in limbo between the City of Vancouver and ICBC after a city garbage truck crashed into his fence and shed.
While the incident happened in mid-November, Ashok Parasher says there’s been no action, and he’s getting frustrated with all the finger pointing.
Parasher says the damage could have been much worse than a broken down fence and shed.
“Very lucky for us that the cement barrier probably stopped the truck from coming further into the yard and maybe even hitting the house.”
He says the city claims the garbage truck was stolen at the time of the incident.
“They don’t know who is liable. Initially, they told me it was a stolen truck, then they told me it wasn’t stolen,” he says.
Now, Parashar says he’s caught in the middle and fears he’ll need to cough up the money to repair damages.
“The city is saying it’s not their property, it’s the homeowner’s, and ICBC is saying that it’s city property and it’s resting on the line,” he says.
“The city isn’t even sure if they can claim that against ICBC who is very adamant about the fact that it has nothing to do with them.”
Parasher says at first the city did say it would pay for damages but is now backtracking.
He says a restoration company estimated the damages at around $10,000.
CKNW has reached out to the city of Vancouver and ICBC for comment.