A driver’s brand new car sustained £10,000 damage when a 4x4 lost control on black ice and smashed into it.

Ian Potter, 29, of Marsden, had only taken delivery of the £15,000 Seat Leon three weeks earlier.

Ian’s partner Louis Virot said the car was parked outside their home in Warrington Terrace, off Manchester Road, on Sunday December 28 when the accident happened.

“I was on the way back from work and my partner was in bed when the 4x4, complete with bull bars, skidded on the ice and literally picked up the car and dropped it on the pavement,” he said.

“The driver left the scene but returned a short time later when he had composed himself.”

Ian Potter's brand new Seat Leon which sustained £10,000-worth of damage after a 4x4 skidded into it in Manchester Road, Marsden.
Ian Potter's brand new Seat Leon which sustained £10,000-worth of damage after a 4x4 skidded into it in Manchester Road, Marsden.
 

The accident happened after the district was hit by heavy snow on Boxing Day night. The snow partially melted and froze again, causing treacherous black ice.

Louis said: “Black ice is a really big problem for us here. I know there’s only a limited amount of grit to go round but Manchester Road is the main road out of the village.”

The car is currently being repaired and Louis said: “The car came straight off the production line and into the bodyshop.”

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