Over 1,000 pothole claims against council since 2004

A massive GBP 310,000 in car accident compensation has been paid out to motorists by Lincolnshire County Council since 2004.

Over 1,000 personal injury and vehicle damage claims have been filed against the council in the last five years as a result of potholes on the county’s roads, the Lincolnshire Echo reports.

Simon Hearn, who owns a local taxi firm, said that the holes are particularly dangerous for those carrying passengers.

"You can easily suffer damage as some of the potholes I’ve seen about the place now are of a considerable size and you could easily lose control of your vehicle if you hit one," he told the paper.

The largest single car accident compensation payout totaled GBP 32,593, while eight others received sums running to five figures.

Recently the Institute of Advanced Motorists reminded all road users to report potholes to the local authority as soon as possible to help reduce accidents.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19157651-ADNFCR

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