UPDATE (5/28): More good news for a metro mother.
Stasha Aldrich’s car was totaled by a stolen rental car weeks ago. Enterprise is not taking responsibility, and the incident was not covered by Stasha’s insurance.
After receiving an anonymous donation of $500 last week, another surprise came this week.
A crew from Shepherd Home Health out of Clinton headed to Oklahoma City in their trusty Ford Focus.
The car was set to be traded, but it is now set to stay in Stasha’s driveway.
“We’ve all hit hard times before,” said Stephanie Lucas. “We just wanted to do what we could to help her out.”
In the trunk and backseat of the car, Stasha also found bag after bag full of groceries.
“We went this morning to the grocery store, just loaded the car down with groceries for her,” added Nicole Morgan, a medical social worker at Shepherd.
Stasha hopes to use the car to find a new job.
UPDATE: We put out the call, and you at home answered.
While Enterprise has yet to respond to our request for comment, a viewer contacted In Your Corner, sending a letter to our news station.
We delivered it to Stasha last week, who opened it to find a $500 check and a little note inside.
“I know it won’t cover everything, but I hope that it helps,” said Stasha as she read the note aloud. “Stay true to yourself.”
Overcome with emotion, Stasha wholeheartedly thanked her anonymous donor.
On March 16, a driver in a stolen Enterprise rental vehicle headed down 23rd Street, ran a red light and slammed into Stasha’s car, totaling it.
Stasha only had liability insurance, and Enterprise refused to pay.
She’s still considering legal action against Enterprise in the case.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – March was a different time in Oklahoma. For Stasha Aldrich, March 16 marks the moment her luck turned.
“It was like they came out of nowhere,” said Stasha. “I don’t know how fast they were going.”
A driver in a 2019 Audi headed down 23rd Street, ran a red light and slammed into Stasha’s car.
Both the driver and a passenger in that car ran away.
“My car’s totaled,” said Stasha. “Witnesses that saw the accident say they pulled in front of Craig’s Emporium, and they fled the scene.”
It was a crushing blow for Stasha. The single mother of two had just bought her car and only had liability insurance.
Today, her 2002 Lexus sits at Arrow Wrecker Service.
The other car belongs to Enterprise, and Stasha says they claimed it was stolen.
Stasha set out to file a claim with Enterprise, but was denied.
“I just spent every dollar I had in that car for me and the kids to go to work,” she said. “Now it’s gone, and they’re saying they’re not gonna help.”
Stasha has sought legal advice. Her attorney tells KFOR that Enterprise informed his office that it was an employee who last possessed the Audi keys.
No stolen car report has been filed, which makes it harder for Stasha to find those who are truly liable.
She’s since fallen on even worse luck.
“I got laid off ’cause of COVID-19, shortly after the wreck actually,” said Stasha.
As the pandemic rages on, she’s now out a car, out of work and needs near trips to a chiropractor due to injuries from the crash.
Stasha spent a good chunk of her stimulus money on a $800 replacement car. Her new ride has a broken heater and shoddy transmission.
She’s now left hoping the month of May will swing her luck back.
“It’s not my fault as a single mom, to lose everything I had put into this,” Stasha added.
In Your Corner bottom line, double and triple check your insurance coverage plan. If you can afford it, a comprehensive type plan could be your best bet.
KFOR reached out to Enterprise multiple times, but we have not heard back.