Lexus hits pothole, city asked to pay

A 30-year-old man who drove over a pothole in his Lexus is asking Oak Harbor to foot the bill.

Ryan Elvebak submitted a claim for $589 on Jan. 30 to pay for damages to his car after driving over what he described as “an abnormally large pothole” on SW Fort Nugent Avenue between Quincy Street and Ridgeway Drive.

The claim alleges the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 22. Elvebak was driving home and hit the pothole in an unlit section of roadway. When he returned the next day, he found it had already been filled and the road fixed, the claim said.

Elvebak’s claim is the same amount he was charged by an automotive tire repair shop to fix the damages. It has been forwarded to the city’s insurance company, the Washington Cities Insurance Authority.


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