Motorist wins £1.1m payout after being injured by pothole

It’s emerged a Welsh motorist has secured more than £1 million in compensation after being injured by a pothole, in what is thought to be one of the biggest payouts of its kind.

The Telegraph reports that the Welsh Government was forced to pay the £1.1million sum following a four-year legal battle with the unnamed driver.

The figure was released through a Freedom of Information request, and while no details of the incident were given, including the driver’s name or injuries, it is known the claim was made in 2018-19 and paid out last year.

The Freedom of Information request showed that, in total, the Welsh Government settled 11 claims for pothole-related vehicle damage and two claims for personal injury but the Telegraph says the £1.1million sum was far higher than the average payout, which stood at just £1,077.

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