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Injury Caused by Pothole

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 13:51, Thursday 21 January 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

To Whom It May Concern,

I today contact you with regards to a significant injury I've obtained as a result of a pothole. On Sunday the 17th of January 2021, when I stepped on a rather nasty pothole and rolled my ankle.

The incident took place along Hailey Avenue, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

I've have since (18th of January 2021) visited my local hospital in order to seek professional medical care / assistance. After assessing my injury, they decided it required an Xray. The Xray showed now bone breakage and the nurse stated that It had caused significant soft tissue damage. As I'm sure you can imagine, this is causing me a lot of pain and discomfort (to say the least).

The nurse stated that the heeling time would be a matter of weeks in order for the swelling, bruising to go down and for the obtained injury to get better. She did not prescribe any medication but instructed to manage to pain using Paracetamol and inflammation with anti-inflammaties during the recovery period.

I've attached images of how the bruises on my foot and ankle are now and the pothole in question.

I do also have to say that this particular road in question is absolutely terrible with regards to pothole and is in my opinion a very high health and safety risk, to both pedestrians and motor vehicles.

Please do let me know if there is an official report I require to complete.

I sincerely hope to hear from you.

Yours Faithfully

Mr Adam Hunt

Tel: 07814 331570.

Council ref: ENQ21884939

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:52, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • Moral of the story, watch where your walking and walk on the foot path not the road. Went to the doctors for a sprained ankle 😂😂😂 footballers are right soft now adays

    Posted anonymously at 08:32, Saturday 30 January 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:07, Tuesday 9 February 2021

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:13, Wednesday 10 February 2021

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