Windscreen cracked after car hits pothole

Jamie Chester's windscreen cracked after driving over a pothole

Jamie Chester's windscreen cracked after driving over a pothole

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A Kettering woman says she is fuming because her car windscreen cracked when she drove through a pothole.

Jamie Chester, of Jackson Way, is waiting to have the small crack near the seal of her windscreen repaired later this week.

She said she hit the pothole, near the Stagecoach bus station in Northampton Road, Kettering, last Monday morning.

She said: “I think it’s been there for months and I have to remember to avoid it every morning.

“But last Monday there was some oncoming traffic and there was nothing I could do to avoid it and unfortunately I went straight into it.

“There wasn’t a chip or anything in the windscreen already that I knew of – but the impact with the pothole created a small crack near the seal of the windscreen.”

Miss Chester says she is now waiting to have the crack repaired later this week.

She added: “It’s frustrating because we pay such a lot in road tax that you would expect they’d be able to get the roads sorted out.”

Northamptonshire County Council says it aims to repair potholes within five days of receiving a report. According to the council’s Street Doctor service, the pothole in Northampton Road was reported on February 25 and the Telegraph has submitted another report.

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There are several ways you can get in touch with us to report potholes, which we will then pass on to the county council.

Either phone 01536 506163, email michael.whelan@jpress.co.uk or send a Twitter message to hashtag #nnpotholewatch, which we will be monitoring on a regular basis.