Thursday 5 August 2010

Woman brought off her bike by Crouch End pothole

A WOMAN cyclist was hospitalised with serious face injuries after crashing into a "dangerous" pothole on a busy thoroughfare.

The 32-year-old woman was flung over her bike's handlebars in Park Road, Crouch End, near the junction with Shanklin Road, shortly after 2pm on Saturday, when her wheel caught in a gaping crack.

Crouch End ward councillor David Winskill said: "My sympathies go to the cyclist but hopefully it will act as a spur to Crouch End councillors to find out what is happening.

"We're trying to encourage more people to use bikes and one of the prerequisites is safe road surfaces. Haringey allowed a dangerous pothole to continue for more than five months."