16:51 Tuesday 04 February 2014

Pothole is repaired after damaging at least five cars

Written byMATTHEW COBB

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council carried out an emergency repair on a pothole after it damaged at least five cars over a two-day period.

The Mail received a call from a driver who said she suffered a puncture on Belmot Road as she was heading towards Tutbury at around 7.30pm on Monday night (February 3).

The woman, who does not want to be named, said: “It was dark and I never saw the pothole in front of me. There weren’t any other cars coming the other way.

“There was a bang and the car just stopped, I knew I’d got a puncture. When I got out there was another car by the side of the road and I asked the driver if he’d also hit the pothole, and he said he had.

“If something is coming the other way on that road, then there would be no way to avoid it.

“I called my son and asked if he could tow me home but when he came out, he said I’d just damage the car. While I was waiting for the recovery vehicle, two other cars also hit it and had to stop as well.

“I think there might have been another one after that, too.”

Sam Dallimore-Wilson wrote on the Mail’s Facebook page that her car was also damaged on Belmot Road on Sunday morning. She said: “I had no choice but to go through what I thought was a puddle. It was a massive pothole that went with a bang. It bent my rim and flattened my tyre.”

A spokesperson for Staffordshire County Council told the Mail that steps were taken to repair the pothole at 10pm.

Staffordshire Police confirmed that officers were called out to Belmot Road at around 8pm following reports of three cars that had suffered damage and assisted by directing traffic while the vehicles were recovered.

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