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Onslaught of insurance claims expected in nails-on-the-freeway episode

Onslaught of insurance claims expected in nails-on-the-freeway episode

How many insurance claims will emerge out of an incident Tuesday where a massive load of nails spilled onto a busy freeway just outside of New Orleans during a busy afternoon rush hour? Or rather, how many nails are in a box?

WWL-TV reported Thursday that drivers are still finding nails in their tires from the spill on Interstate 10 and that authorities — who publicly announced the trucking company and its insurer — are expecting an onslaught of insurance claims to be filed for tire blowouts and more.

Louisiana State Police told reporters that the nails fell out of a flatbed trailer being pulled by a truck registered with OCL Transportation and that the trailer became unsecured and thousands of nails scattered on the road.

Workers from the Department of Transportation closed lanes on the interstate for several hours both Tuesday and Wednesday to clean up the debris, but motorists report the saga is not over.

Meanwhile, state Police Trooper Melissa Matey told the television station she doesn’t have an estimate of how many cars ran over the nails, but she expects several insurance claims will be filed with the insurer, Hallmark Specialty Insurance Co.



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