Electric Bus Charger Totally Destroyed At Kimball Junction Transit Station
The electric bus charging station was damaged on February 6th by a white box car truck that pulled into the station at the Kimball Transit Center. An investigation is underway, but video surveillance does not show any identifying information on the truck.
Summit County Sheriff’s Lieutenant, Andrew Wright says the person driving the truck probably knew they had caused damage based on the surveillance video. It was 6 AM and snowing that morning when the truck pulled into the center.
“Reach out to any other local businesses in the area to see if they have any surveillance cameras that would help us identify who this vehicle belongs to and also work with the businesses to see if there are any delivery vehicles that they have on a regular basis that might match the description of what we have.”
Wright says the truck appears to be about as tall as a semi-truck but not as large. It has no markings on it, but he says it would have likely incurred significant damage when it sheared off the charging arm. He asks that if any businesses in the Kimball Junction area are aware of a delivery truck like the one described, the Sheriff’s office would like to know about it.
“From what I’ve been told by our transportation department is that it exceeds $10,000 in damage. It’s a very specialized piece of equipment that we rely on for our electric buses. It’s important that we try to find the person responsible for this and figure out exactly what happened and why it happened.”
Kenzie Coulson is Park City’s Parking and Fleet Supervisor. She says they don’t have a cost assessment on the damage but that it is well in excess of $10,000. She told KPCW the entire charging mechanism has been destroyed and that she does not yet know what it will cost the city to replace it. Once they’ve sorted out the cost with the city’s insurance company, Coulsen says they will know when the replacement charger will be installed.