Large pothole snarls traffic on Highway 101
Original post made on Jan 5, 2008
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on Jan 5, 2008 at 8:23 am
I lost two tires and sustained front end damage...is their any recourse from the state (cal trans).
on Jan 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm
Where on 101 is this pothole? Near what exit?
on Jan 8, 2008 at 5:49 pm
I lost my front right tire immediately after hitting that pothole on 101 South right before the 85 split on Friday Jan 4, 2008, at approximately 1:00 PM. Along with many others at that time (approximately 7-10 cars that I could see), were also pulled over with flats. The pothole was so bad that caused much more than a flat tire. I have an all-wheel drive vehicle and was forced to replace all 4 tires, costing $700+. I then noticed a that my car was terribly out of alignment. Upon paying for the alignment ($80), I learned that the impact bent a number of suspension components of my vehicle (including my front strut and a rear suspension link), the estimate to repair amounts to about $1000 in damage. I suggest that anybody else who was impacted, try to make a claim with CalTrans. Web Link
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