Pensioner trips over pothole, fractures leg

The pothole in question is quite large, however its depth is misleading when viewed from the top of the road coming down.

What should have been a pleasant beach walk turned into a nasty experience for Maria Erasmus of Manaba when she tripped over a pothole and fractured her leg.

Maria was taking an afternoon walk down Beach Road in Manaba last Wednesday when the incident occurred.

It is quite a large pothole, which can be deceiving from the top of the road.

This is one of the many roads in the area that are laden with potholes.

The pothole in question is quite large, however its depth is misleading when viewed from the top of the road coming down.

“When you are coming from the top of the hill downwards, you cannot see it properly,” Maria explained.

She was taken to a local hospital where medical staff conducted x-rays and fitted a back slab onto her leg.

Maria Erasmus has suffered a fractured leg after falling over a pothole in Manaba.

Maria described the pain as unbearable and she is only due for a follow up at the hospital on February 17.

“I actually heard my leg crack as I fell into the pothole, it was so sore and really swollen,” she said.

Maria is a pensioner and views the situation as unnecessary, as it could have been avoided had the roads not been in the state that they are currently in.

The big pothole on Beach Road in Manaba is proving to be hazardous both to pedestrians and motorists.

“I’m really upset as all I wanted to do was go to the beach. Now I have to sit with this pain for no reason,” she added.

The municipality has been contacted for comment, however no feedback has since been received.

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