There’s probably not a single driver on this planet who doesn’t absolutely despise potholes.
They tend to surface, literally, when the underlying soil is weakened by water and battered by traffic, before ultimately failing and creating a hole in the asphalt surface above. What’s really unfortunate is that an already-formed pothole can be almost invisible during night time if it’s already raining, as was the case last week in Los Angeles.
After sustaining damage to their car following a run-in with the pothole in question, a driver went on to document just how bad the situation really was and began recording multiple other vehicles meet with same fate. Thankfully, not every driver that turned right at that specific location drove into the pothole, but quite a few of them did and we warn you, it’s a little painful to watch.
As per the description of the video, here’s what the driver who filmed the action had to say:
” Hit a pothole last January 14, 2019 around 6 pm and damaged my vehicle. So I decided to take videos (I know it sounds inconsiderate but I’m using it as evidence) and called the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Service. I found out that the pothole had been reported last January 11, 2019 and is still pending. It is located at the 5 south freeway at the Osborne Exit near Arleta California in the only right turn lane. Last night, January 15, that pothole is still there creating more damages to other vehicles. “
While we understand the evidence argument, it really does seem like the individual let things go a little too far, when they probably should have signaled other drivers to warn them of what lied ahead – maybe even put a hazard sign or anything reflective in front of the pothole.