Interstate Pothole Cause of Damage to at Least Five Cars

Augusta, Maine March 12, 2011 – Southbound on I-95 in Augusta, Maine, several motorist were in an accident due to a 15-foot-long pothole that was formed due the rain and melting snow.

Of the five cars that were damaged, only one individual, Joyce Lee,  was taken to the hospital for a minor back injury after her car was hit in the rear by an SUV driven by Ashley Clark. The most damaged occurred when a SUV hit the pothole, flipped over sevaral times, and hit a guardrail. The driver of the SUV didn’t sustain any injuries.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the pothole formed around 2:30 PM. Department of Trasportation spokesman Mark Latti reported the pothole was 2 feet wide and 8 inches deep.

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