Ford Fiesta driver terrified after pothole rips rear axle from vehicle at 25mph

Young driver and friend spun into traffic as both rear wheels torn from vehicle

Ford Fiesta driver terrified after pothole rips rear axle from vehicle at 25mph
Potholes remain a common sight on our roads.

Daisy Boxall, 21, was left terrified after hitting a small pothole at 25mph tore off her entire rear axle and sent her car spinning into oncoming traffic.

The young motorist was driving with a friend as she rounded a corner before hitting the hole and losing both her back wheels.

Daisy, who said she was only driving her Ford Fiesta at around 25mph, commented: “We ended up on the other side of the road facing the other way.

“I must have spun about four times.

“It happened quite fast to be honest – it is the scariest thing that’s happened to me.”

Both girls were unharmed but the car has now been written off.

Daisy added: “Luckily enough when we were spinning around there was actually nothing coming.

“If there was it would have ended a lot worse than it did.”

Due to her car being written off, Daisy is unable to travel to the holiday camp Church Farm in West Sussex where she works in the guest accomodation.

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She continued: “It’s a complete write-off.

“I’m hoping the council own up to what they have done and compensate me for loss of earnings and stuff like that.”

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We are concerned to hear of any accident.

“While we are unable to comment on individual incidents, we can confirm that the pothole in Felpham Way had already been indentified for repair.

“This was a reactive safety repair carried out on the day of the accident.

“Highway engineers will assess the need for any larger-scale repair works soon.

“The road is also subject to a monthly driven inspection and we will continue to monitor this location.”

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