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      01-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Kerr View Post
Driving back into Aberdeen on Sunday night in the pitch black I got the fright of my life hitting a sunken manhole cover.

The depth is 2 1/8 of an inch to the lip. I should have measured maximum depth as the lip is another 1/4 of an inch and that is without any weight on it.

The road has always been a mess. You can see countless patch repairs around the manhole cover and for the length of the road.

The damage to the car isn't as bad as I thought.

The front wheel is amazingly fine but the tyre has lost its shape. A Bridgestone runflat too.

The rear is slightly out but repairable.

I've asked the council for a claims form to cover replacement, repair and tracking to be checked.

I wonder if they will pay up?

Here is the manhole in question.

That is harsh. Feel for you mate, same thing happened to me last year. Burst a recently fitted tyre. Council shot me down because They were not aware of the pot hole before me. As I was the first my claim does not count, but all others after me would.

Hopefully someone has flagged it up and claimed before you. Go for it, As someone posted a link to a news article a while ago about the size of the funds council has put aside for pot hole claims. Its substantial.

Best of luck.