Third lawsuit over Port Mann ‘slush bombs’

NEW WESTMINSTER – A third lawsuit has been filed related to the slush bombs that fell on drivers crossing the Port Mann Bridge in the winter of 2012.

 

According to a notice of civil claim filed in New Westminster Supreme Court in August, Teresa De Jesus Faria Macedo, a Surrey resident, is suing Transportation Investment Corp. (TI Corp.), the company that operates the Port Mann/Highway 1 project, and three other companies involved in the construction of the bridge.

 

Court documents state she was driving westbound on the bridge Dec. 19 and was injured when ice and snow plummeted on her windshield causing it to shatter. The impact caused snow, ice and glass to cover parts of the inside of the vehicle, resulting in injury.

 

The suit claims Macedo sustained injuries as a result of the incident including headaches, nervousness, sleeplessness, shock and trauma. The suit claims her injuries and losses occurred due to the unsafe and hazardous design of the bridge.

 

The three other companies named in the lawsuit are Kiewit/Flatiron General Partnership, Flatiron Constructors Canada and Peter Kiewit Infrastructure.

 

None of the allegations have been proven in court and the other parties have yet to file a response.

 

Macedo is seeking general and special damages and the recovery of health care costs.

 

Jeremy Deutsch

 

Glacier Media

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