A teenage motorist who got stuck after driving into freshly poured cement on a Nebraska road this week is also to get stuck with a $10,000 bill for the damage.
It took two hours to get the car, a blue Honda Civic, after Wednesday’s accident, Fox 42 Omaha reports.
“It was probably less than 30 minutes old when she went into it,” traffic engineer Thomas Shafer told the station. “It wasn’t really set up in any way or fashion for a vehicle and they sank up to the axles in.”
Shafer said the person who caused the damage is responsible for repairs and other related costs.
“This will be a bill that we will present to the driver, and I assume that they are talking with their insurance company,” Shafer told the station. He calculated the invoice to be about $10,000.
The road work was part of a resurfacing project in Lincoln, the capital of the state.
The driver, Shadrach Yasiah, 19, avoided a summons, according to the station report that Thursday broadcast.
The police says that it is not obvious that the concrete was not dry. He drove in between the orange cones are placed far enough apart to cause confusion.
He could not be reached for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.