Kate Vanloo, 52, was hit by a car after a pothole caused her to crash – a pothole that was scheduled to be fixed before Christmas A 52-year-old cyclist died on January 3 after hitting a pothole that reportedly should have been filled in before Christmas. Kate Vanloo was thrown into the path of a car after hitting the pothole on a country lane in Warwickshire – a road that was scheduled to be resurfaced in December.
The work was reportedly postponed after a request by a farm selling Christmas trees on Holt Lane, near Southam. The hole was reportedly then filled in within 48-hours of Mrs Vanloo’s death.
“Road closure signs went up last month, but then nothing happened,” Neil Adkins, owner of a local campsite, told the Daily Mail .
“The incident was just a tragic accident. If it wasn’t for the pothole the lady would never have come off the bike, as I understand it. The car driver wasn’t to blame.”
Phil Scott, member of the same Rugby Triathlon Club that the mother-of-three belonged to, added: “Potholes are a major problem all over the country.
“Even though we are in a time of austerity, they need to be tackled. I […]