Is this the first fatality we have heard of directly attributable to the dreadful state of our roads? Just tragic, how often have we thought a cyclist, rider or pedestrian could be seriously injured encountering a pothole not to mention the damage to our exhaust systems or suspension? Condolences to her family and a rocket to the council responsible
That was a confusing story Licoln cyclist but it happened in Derbyshire and a photo of an average pothole but the description says it was 6 foot wide. Bizarre. I find the depth of the pothole is what causes the problem, pedestrians could easily break an ankle, and my car failed it's mot last month due to exhaust apparently had a big dent in it and had perforated where I'd no doubt gone down a pothole during the winter. My car is quite high up too.
I also had an awful moment, when I read Lincolnshire, FlezibleFriend. Our GD lives there and has recently bought a new bike, and told me about whizzing down hills, so you can imagine my thoughts. What an awful thing to happen to the poor woman and her family.