Damage done by a truck that barreled down a Regina street Tuesday morning is covered under SGI insurance, but people will have to pay their deductible if they want the damage repaired right away.
Regina police say 16 vehicles were damaged by the truck, allegedly being driven by an impaired 16-year-old girl who is now facing a number of charges in relation to the incident.
“It’s certainly a frustrating situation, I think, for anybody that walked out and saw their vehicle damaged,” said Kelley Brinkworth, manager of media relations at SGI. “It’s the same sort of situation if it was a hit and run, or if you were involved in vandalism.”
In these situations, if the vehicle owner wants the damage repaired right away, they will have to pay the deductible themselves.
“But then what happens is SGI tries to recover the deductible money from the at-fault driver once that investigation is complete,” Brinkworth explained. In a case like what happened on Athol Street, a conviction will have to be reached before SGI can try to recover the deductible.
The other option for the owner is to simply wait until a conviction is reached, and have SGI try to have deductible covered by the at-fault driver then. Brinkworth says SGI realizes, however, not all drivers will want to or be able to wait.
The deductible for basic plates insurance is $700; the deductible could be lower with a package policy.
Two teen girls are facing charges after the incident Tuesday morning; Regina police are still looking for a third suspect.