You fixed pothole... hours after it wrecked my car tyres

You fixed pothole... hours after it wrecked my car tyres

You fixed pothole... hours after it wrecked my car tyres

First published in News

A WOMAN who tried to claim damages after her car hit a huge pothole was sent pictures of cones placed around the crater after her accident.

Lucy Woodrow had to spend £100 replacing two tyres on her Ford Ka after driving through the pothole in Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington.

A police officer noticed the hole after the crash and placed cones around it, and Essex County Council carried out repairs later that day.

Mrs Woodrow, 31, of Highwoods, Colchester, filed a claim for compensation with the county council.

Despite sending pictures of the damage and the pothole, she has been told her claim was unsuccessful.

The rejection included a picture of the offending hole surrounded by cones...which had been placed there by the police officer after her crash.

For more, see Thursday's Gazette

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6:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

cynicalsubber says...

Don't give up. The council's insurers are either totally inept or complete liars, as I know from a similar case that is still going through. Get decent legal advice and appeal.
Don't give up. The council's insurers are either totally inept or complete liars, as I know from a similar case that is still going through. Get decent legal advice and appeal. cynicalsubber
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7:10pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

Not sure the car is worth £100 ?
Not sure the car is worth £100 ? Suffolkcommuter
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5:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

InspectorMontalbano says...

Its the usual old flannel that all agencies even companies are trying to fluff and flam around now.
If you right click on the downloaded photos it should give you the date and time stamp the pictures were taken.
As long as you have not tampered with the listings it can be sued in evidence.
This will prove that you were there before the cones were placed at the scene.
Thus proving your case.
Its the usual old flannel that all agencies even companies are trying to fluff and flam around now. If you right click on the downloaded photos it should give you the date and time stamp the pictures were taken. As long as you have not tampered with the listings it can be sued in evidence. This will prove that you were there before the cones were placed at the scene. Thus proving your case. InspectorMontalbano
  • Score: -1

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