ST. LOUIS – A woman is left with the bill to fix her fence after it was damaged when a car hit it during an accident in south St. Louis.
“I don’t think I should have to pay $500 to get my fence fixed,” Carol Noecker said.
The fence was struck when one of the vehicles, a red one to be exact, went over the curb and smashed into it following a collision at a nearby intersection. The car was moved back into the street by the time the police arrived to the scene.
“There is red paint here (on the fence),” Noecker said. “And there is tire tracks that come up from right where they say the cars were and you can still see the tire tracks into the fence.”
The responding officer did not mention the damaged fence in his report after failing to notice it at the time of the incident which occurred during nighttime. Noecker then went to the officer who wrote the report in an effort to try to get it changed, but was told there was no way the car struck the fence.
After News 4 sent an email to the police department on Monday, the department replied stating “we are writing a supplemental report that will mention the damage to the fence.”