Pot Hole crash CLS

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Well guys I am no longer the owner of my beautiful CLS, after hitting a pot hole in Lincolnshire last thursday my car is a total loss, have a look at this on U Tube
 

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Hope you are okay.
That must have certainly been a massive pot hole :eek:
Oh I see it was a line of broken up road, yes the roads around here are shocking, I see motorist weaving along the roads now to avoid pot holes and I am one of them.
 

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Was that on the A15? Guessing it obliterated the alloy and sucked you into the ditch looking at the video,
Must be gutted as I know how much work you had put into the car.
 
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Was that on the A15? Guessing it obliterated the alloy and sucked you into the ditch looking at the video,
Must be gutted as I know how much work you had put into the car.
That is exactly what happened, once I touched the wet grass I was just a passenger, I have cuts and bruises but generally feeling lucky because it hit a tree in the passenger side and wrote it off, I cant believe it my lovely old CLS is gone IMG-20200624-WA0003.jpg IMG-20200624-WA0005.jpg
 
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Hope you are okay.
That must have certainly been a massive pot hole :eek:
Oh I see it was a line of broken up road, yes the roads around here are shocking, I see motorist weaving along the roads now to avoid pot holes and I am one of them.
The roads are like a third world country round here, this was on the main A52 east coast link rd and yes the pothole was a goodun, heres the culprit 20210204_190130.jpg 20210204_190130.jpg
 

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Shocking and so sad, but glad you got out in one piece....
 

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Well on the bright side you are alive and there are plenty of replacement CLS's about ;)
 
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That'll be a big claim for the council....
Oh yeah, the police made them come out immediately and fix it because they had attended a damaged car from the same hole two weeks before and nothing had been done, my insurance comp is straining at the leash to go to town on them kiwi
 
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But cheaper than repairing the road :(
Why can't the roads be built and repaired properly.......Oh yes sorry money :rolleyes:
Our council spent £1.4 mil on pot hole damage cases last year and that is only the 9% of claims that were successful, the rest failed
 

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I had 2 x wheels and tyres written off in a large pothole on the outskirts of Coatbridge many years ago (I had a Honda Prelude with 4WS as well!), council got sued by about 6 of us and had to pay all damages, since it had been reported several days before and not acted on....
 

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Another bit of bad luck after just reading about LK's SL earlier today. Sorry to hear about this but at least OP you're OK. I'd be devastated if anything like this happened to my SLK.
 
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Another bit of bad luck after just reading about LK's SL earlier today. Sorry to hear about this but at least OP you're OK. I'd be devastated if anything like this happened to my SLK.
Perhaps people see us as being a bit sad but that 15 year old Merc made me smile every time I got in it, I used to spend hours cleaning it each week, it will be missed but perhaps time to look at an ML due to our crap roads now:(
 
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Another bit of bad luck after just reading about LK's SL earlier today. Sorry to hear about this but at least OP you're OK. I'd be devastated if anything like this happened to my SLK.
Whats happened to LK`s SLK ?
 

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