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HECO will seek repair costs from those causing damage

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 22, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> On Sunday morning, April 6, a speeding vehicle hit a pole on our street next to the KEY Project in Kahaluu. Only electrical wires were holding the pole upright, or surely it would have fallen into the traffic! On top of that, the transformer blew up. Is the driver of the vehicle liable for damage and replacement of the pole and labor expenses? He didn't stop, but his license plate was left at the scene. Also, a bystander got a description of the vehicle and called 911. My family is grateful for the work done by the Hawaiian Electric crew and everyone involved. It was a long day. They left the site at about 9 p.m. The weather was cold, windy and rainy. They returned the next morning, finishing the work at 4 a.m. Much mahalo to everyone who made it possible to have our electricity back on.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Hawaiian Electric will pursue repair costs from those responsible for damaging utility facilities, whether by car or other acts, said spokesman Peter Rosegg.</p>
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Question: On Sunday morning, April 6, a speeding vehicle hit a pole on our street next to the KEY Project in Kahaluu. Only electrical wires were holding the pole upright, or surely it would have fallen into the traffic! On top of that, the transformer blew up. Is the driver of the vehicle liable for damage and replacement of the pole and labor expenses? He didn't stop, but his license plate was left at the scene. Also, a bystander got a description of the vehicle and called 911. My family is grateful for the work done by the Hawaiian Electric crew and everyone involved. It was a long day. They left the site at about 9 p.m. The weather was cold, windy and rainy. They returned the next morning, finishing the work at 4 a.m. Much mahalo to everyone who made it possible to have our electricity back on.

Answer: Hawaiian Electric will pursue repair costs from those responsible for damaging utility facilities, whether by car or other acts, said spokesman Peter Rosegg. Login for more...



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