Roughly 250,500 insured vehicles were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including about 8,000 in Connecticut, according to a new estimate by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The bureau's report said New York had 150,000 damaged cars and New Jersey had about 60,000 vehicles damaged.
The crime bureau, a nonprofit headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., released the statistics partly to raise awareness for people who might be buying a used car.
Hurricane Sandy damaged homes, businesses and cars for a total of $447.6 million in losses, according to the Connecticut Insurance Department.
- The Hartford Courant