21 April 2009
Cyclist injured by pothole seeks compensation
A man who suffered injuries as a result of travelling over a pothole on his bike is seeking a payout.
Warren Peters was on his way home from work in the West Sussex village of Milland, which is located south of Guildford, when the accident happened, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the 45-year-old, a car was coming up behind him as he approached the five-inch deep hole, so he could not manoeuvre around it but rather had to travel over it.
The 45-year-old fell from his bike as a result of the pothole and sustained multiple fractures, including a broken nose and cracked jaw.
He also required stitches and had to stay in hospital for two nights while doctors operated on his face.
Mr Peters may need further surgery and he says he is still not able to eat properly as a result of the damage he suffered to his jaw.
He commented: "All I can remember is my face hitting the ground. There was a big chunk taken out of my cycle helmet. If I hadn't been wearing it, I dread to think what would have happened."