Bad News For Owner Of Business Damaged By Public Bus

Bad News For Owner Of Business Damaged By Public Bus


LAWMAKERS ARE ALSO SAYING NO TO FORCIBLY REMOVING PEOPLE FROM AIRPLANES. THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO PASS AT THE HOUSE IN THE SENATE THIS WEEK AND THEN GO TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK. I’VE NEVER BEEN A BIGGER , BUT AT SOME POINT, EVEN THE STRONGEST MEN COULD COME DOWN ON THEIR KNEES. TONIGHT A MAN IS PLEADING FOR HELP AFTER BEING FORCED TO MOVE OUT AND SHUT DOWN HIS LITTLE HAITI BUSINESS. THE BUILDING HE OWNS IS GOING TO BE TORN DOWN AFTER A BUS PLOWED INTO A TWO WEEKENDS AGO. PETER D’OENCH SAYS HE RECEIVED MORE DISTRESSING NEWS TODAY. HE IS LIVE AT THE BUSINESS IN LITTLE HAITI WITH MORE. HOW COULD I POSSIBLY GET WORSE FOR THIS GENTLEMAN? Reporter: WELL, ELLIOT, YOU KNOW, OMEGA IS MOVING OUT AND HE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING EVERY SENSE A MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT BUS TO HIS BUSINESS TO BECAUSE AT ALL. NOT ONLY DOES HE NOT HAVE INSURANCE. WE LEARNED TODAY THAT THE MAN ALLEGEDLY CAUSED THIS ACCIDENT BY HITTING THE BUS, ALSO, GET THIS, DOES NOT HAVE INSURANCE EITHER. NOW, OMEGA IS NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING TO DO. YOU WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD THIS BUSINESS? YA. FROM SCRATCH. Reporter: OMEGA’S CUSTOM AND CLOTHING STORE HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN EVERY SENSE A MIAMI-DADE BUS SLAMMED INTO A TWO SUNDAYS AGO. WITNESSES SAY A PICKUP TRUCK RAN A RED LIGHT IN NORTHWEST SECOND AVENUE AND 54TH STREET PUSHING THE BUS INTO THE BUILDING. THIS MUST BE SO HARD? HARD IS NOT THE WORD. YESTERDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY I WAS WORKING ALL DAY TRYING TO MOVE STUFF OUT. Reporter: WE WENT INSIDE AS ITEMS WERE SLOWLY BEING REMOVED. ALL OF THIS FABRIC IS IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND, YOU KNOW? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THEM? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW? I DON’T KNOW. I WISH THERE WAS A SOLUTION. Reporter: THE CITY OF MIAMI PLANS TO DEMOLISH THIS BILLING. ALL THEY ARE TELLING ME IS THAT THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE MY BUILDING DOWN. WHICH WAS MY RETIREMENT. Reporter: OMEGA WAS ALSO HOPING TO HELP HIS DAUGHTER WHO WANTS TO BECOME A DOCTOR. NOW I HAVE TO SELL THE BUILDING UP A HAIR SALON. Reporter: HE IS NOT INSURED BECAUSE HE SAYS HE CANNOT AFFORD IT. WHEN I FIRST ABOUT THE BUILDING I HAD TO FIX IT. Reporter: THIS CRASH REPORT SAYS THE PICKUP TRUCK DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY CAUSED THIS ACCIDENT, BY RUNNING A RED LIGHT , RODRIGUEZ, WAS CITED FOR HAVING NO INSURANCE. PROMPTING OMEGA TO ASK FOR HELP THROUGH A GOFUNDME PAGE. I’VE NEVER BEEN A BIGGER , BUT AT SOME POINT, YOU KNOW, EVEN THE STRONGEST MEN COULD COME DOWN ON THEIR KNEES. Reporter: OMEGA HAS HIRED AN ATTORNEY TO DELAY THE DEMOLITION. A CITY SPOKESWOMAN TELLS US THERE WILL MOST LIKELY HAPPEN IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AND MOST LIKELY REQUIRE A COURT INJUNCTION TO STOP THAT. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OMEGA’S A GOFUNDME PAGE

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  1. Miami-Dade Transit needs to pay for the damages. The driver of the pickup truck that caused the bus accident should be deported as well.

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