A new horror flick is in the works in Brownsville, Texas.
The working title is “The Killer Pothole That Ate My Corvette!”
Brownsville’s Rolando Lozano has filed a complaint with the city after he says his C6 Corvette was damaged when he hit a large pothole.
“I didn’t notice that pothole that was there,” Lozano said, standing with the huge hole in the background as he talked to Channel 5 News reporter Daisy Martinez.
“I was coming at 4, 5 miles per hour tops,” he said. “You can see the road has a little hump so there was no way I could see over that and I hit that pothole. My car just sank all the way down.”
His Corvette instantly started making a strange noise, and Lozano says he knew something was wrong before he made it home.
That’s when he discovered the car was leaking. “So what the fan caused, it caused the radiator to mess up and it moved everything out of place,” he said.
While he’s having the car repaired to the tune of $800 for parts and labor, Lozano is borrowing cars from family and friends.
He’s upset that such a large pothole had not been repaired by the city.
“I was just amazed at its size,” he said. “There’s no way something that big can go unnoticed, especially by the city,”
He says he already pays taxes and registration fees for the Corvette and shouldn’t have to pay for the damage he blames on the city.
City officials reached out to Channel 5 News and said they conduct preventative road maintenance throughout the year, but that rain events can cause potholes that must dry out before repairs can begin. They urged any citizens with concerns to file a work order by calling 546-HELP and promised that crews will check out the problem within 72 hours.
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