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Dangerous potholes for cyclists

Reported in the Pothole on road/cycleway category by Luke Settle at 21:19, Mon 22 October 2018

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council 1 minute later. Council ref: 339992.

I was cycling on Sunday afternoon and I had clear visibility which allowed me to see the pothole from a distance. Unfortunately, I was unable to avoid the impact of the pothole as there were numerous vehicles closely behind and around me and to manoeuvre at such short notice out of the way would have be hazardous to not only myself but also the motorist. As I took the full impact of the pothole I was lucky enough to keep my balance but my iPhone was not so lucky. My iPhone catapulted into the air and landed on the road. My iPhone is fixed onto my bicycle via a aircraft grade magnetic mount which magnetises onto the back of the iPhone's case (also magnetic.) As relieved as I am to have not gone under a car, I am extremely unhappy that such a pothole has contributed to the damage of my iPhone. I would like a claim form from the Council in the hope that my iPhone can be repaired. I must also stress that as I was able to see the pothole from a distance, I was potentially able to reduce the amount of impact. However, a cyclist seeing this last minute could really become seriously injured upon impact, or worse.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our response times for fault reports which is available at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ highways-faults
    We will contact you again when an update is available.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 21:20, Mon 22 October 2018

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised. We will contact you again when a further update is available.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:04, Tue 23 October 2018

  • We have instructed our Alliance Partners to make a repair. We will contact you again when a further update is available.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:41, Tue 23 October 2018

  • We are taking immediate action to make this fault safe.
    If subsequent work is required, this will be undertaken in accordance with our response times for fault reports which is available at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ highways-faults. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:44, Tue 23 October 2018

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:08, Tue 23 October 2018

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:41, Thu 22 November 2018

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