Claim after pothole fall

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A March woman has launched a claim for compensation after tripping in a pothole and breaking her leg in three places.

Susan Routledge (54) was crossing March High Street to get to the taxi rank when she caught her foot in a hole in the road.

Ms Routledge, who was with her partner David Furr at the time, also cracked her kneecap when she fell on March 24.

The accident means she cannot work for at least 10 weeks and she is waiting to find out if she needs an operation on her left leg.

Ms Routledge, who works as a dog groomer, said: “I was waiting for a bus when my friend, who is a taxi driver, called us over. I was walking across the road when I tripped.

“It’s very painful. I will need physiotherapy and I will have to learn to walk again. I might even need an operation.”

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire County Council confirmed they had received a compensation claim, which is currently being assessed by their insurers.

The spokesperson added: “We are sorry to hear about Ms Routledge’s accident. We do endeavour to repair potholes as soon as possible when they are reported to us.”