Pothole victim gets R1.7m in damages

2011-12-08 10:11
Johannesburg - A Limpopo bakkie passenger who was flung off the vehicle when it hit a pothole, has been awarded R1.7m in damages, The Star reported on Thursday.

The province's roads and transport department agreed to settle a damages claim instituted by the man involved in a car accident on the Burgersfort road in 2008.

The claim was settled in the North Gauteng High Court after Hermanus Mare, 24, suffered serious fractures to his leg.

He subsequently spent three months in hospital and had to walk on crutches for about two years. He continues to walk with a limp and cannot stand for long periods of time.

Mare's injuries meant he could not return to work as a manual labourer on a mine after the accident.

In his claim, Mare said the department should have maintained the road and should also have erected a warning sign for travellers about the pothole.

He was on the back of the bakkie when the accident happened.

- SAPA
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