It has been a bad day for Jon Fournier, who came home to find a huge tree had fallen on both of his cars in Norwich.
"This was my dad’s truck - I made sure if kept it running rock solid - now it's unsalvageable,” Fournier said.
His cars are parked in a lot across the street from his apartment complex. The lot is managed by the complex, however Eyewitness News was told the city owns the property, and the tree that fell happens to be on private property.
Norwich’s Public Works Department said the owner of the property would be responsible only if there had been notice that something was wrong with the tree, like if someone complained. But apparently nobody did.
"Look at the tree - it's totally rotted - totally rotted - yeah they are saying that's private property, I thought it was all owned by the city,” Fournier said.
The property manager for the complex went to look at the damage. They lease the parking lot but they don’t own it.
"I would have been sitting right there, that's the driver’s seat - right there, just noticed it in the morning but I would have been cut in two,” Fournier said.
He knows this could have been a lot worse. But still he probably won't be able to drive the cars anymore.
So now it's up to the city and the owner of the apartment complex to decide who is going to pay for all of it.
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