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Tiny pothole wrecks a BMW 2 Series convertible

Tiny pothole wrecks a BMW 2 Series convertible

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TL:DR – A BMW 2 Series convertible goes over a small, unassuming pothole/manhole that causes its rear end to flip up, lose some parts from its undercarriage and swerve into another lane.

 

It's incredible how a small pothole/manhole can cause thousands of dollar's worth of damage to a car.

Here's an example recorded on a video forwarded many times on WhatsApp groups.

From the footage, we know that this incident happened on 11th April 2021, Sunday around 5pm.

As to where this is, I have a feeling it might be somewhere around Woodlands. But, if you have any idea, do let me know, and I'll update the article accordingly to warn fellow road users where to avoid.

Update: Thank you everyone who identified the location. It's in Yishun.

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Poor BMW

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If you hit the pause button upon the point of impact, you'll notice that bits and pieces fall out from the undercarriage of the 2 Series.

That’s as unlucky as this guy

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I reckon those parts are not going to be cheap to replace or repair.

The pothole/manhole

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This image circulated together with the video. I'm assuming the cam car driver got out of the car and snapped a photo of the pothole/manhole.

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That is not a polehole. Is just a steel cover which many of the roads have.

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That road in the vid is Yishun Ave 8 heading towards Yishun Dam.
Key landmarks are the Symphony Suites condo and the road bridge over that canal, which is just after where the bimmer hit whatever uneven spot it may be.

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We have lousy road repairs done by dunno what contractors or is it the lowest bidder? In the small picture alone you get to see 3 shades of black and grey on the tarmac. It suggests that the small stretch of road has gone thru multi layers of repair works...probably in a different time frame for each layer.

Who will be responsible for such poor repair works? It could be done by a couple of different companies to say the least. Whether the car insurance company will cover the car's damages we arent too sure.

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3 hours ago, Watwheels said:

We have lousy road repairs done by dunno what contractors or is it the lowest bidder? In the small picture alone you get to see 3 shades of black and grey on the tarmac. It suggests that the small stretch of road has gone thru multi layers of repair works...probably in a different time frame for each layer.

Who will be responsible for such poor repair works? It could be done by a couple of different companies to say the least. Whether the car insurance company will cover the car's damages we arent too sure.

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Dunno why keep digging at same place few times. Cant do it at once every few years

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20 hours ago, Thaiyotakamli said:

Dunno why keep digging at same place few times. Cant do it at once every few years

Bro, that is economy. One group of people hired to dig the hole, another group of people hired to fill it up. Everyone get paid and ever increasing demand for foreign workers, Our economy is always booming...

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