Council could face legal action over pothole death

A triathlete died when her bicycle hit a pothole which hadn’t been filled in because a repair team couldn’t find it. Kate Vanloo was thrown into the path of a car when she rode into the four-inch deep hole, which was hidden by a puddle. In his report, the coroner told Warwickshire County Council: “Urgent action should be taken to prevent future deaths… Including an explanation of the steps you have taken to speed up the time it takes to repair potholes”. Solicitors Leigh Day said that following the report “we will now be investigating further legal action against the council.”

Daily Mail, Page: 19

Posted 10/08/2018