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Pothole that claimed life of cyclist ‘should have been filled in before Christmas’

Pothole that claimed life of cyclist ‘should have been filled in before Christmas’

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 […]

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