Driver wins pothole payout from Coventry City Council
A driver whose car was damaged by potholes in Coventry has won a payout after taking the city council to court.
Hamilton Bland took on the authority after it refused to compensate him for the £2,000 damage to his Mercedes.
He hit two gaping potholes in Canley during the city’s winter roads crisis in January 2010 when hundreds of new potholes appeared after freezing weather.
The 68-year-old former BBC sports commentator has now won a compensation claim of more than £2,000 – and hopes his case may pave the way for other people to do the same.
He took his claim to Coventry County Court after he hit potholes in Charter Avenue and the council said it wasn’t to blame.