Four cyclists suing council – for injuries caused by crashing on same pothole
Simon MacMichael April 28 2017
Staffordshire County Council is being sued by four cyclists who were all seriously injured after crashing on the same pothole in unrelated incidents.
The incidents all happened in the space of three weeks late last year and on each occasion the riders were taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment, reports the Staffordshire Newsletter.
Greg Dancer sustained serious wounds to his face and other injuries on 15 November last year when he crashed after hitting the pothole on the Gnosall to Norbury Junction road.
The council had inspected the defect a few days previously but concluded it only had “edge damage,” Mr Dancer said.
“What they failed to identify was a pothole measuring some three feet long, two feet wide and at least five inches deep”, he continued.