Actor Colin Baker, who played Doctor Who between 1984 and 1986, is considering launching legal action after his daughter was involved in a car accident caused by a pothole.
Lally Baker, 22, suffered severe bruising after the accident. Her Nissan car struck a pothole and collided with a tree as she was travelled on the A404 in Buckinghamshire.
Mr Baker said: “Our insurance company is considering action against [the council] and if they don’t, I will.”
His daugther said she was travelling within the 50 mph speed limit.
Ms Baker said: “I saw some cones and I thought I was going round it.
“The cones were in the hole but it was longer than the cones covered, so I still managed to hit it and I spun into a tree.
“There was a big impact, the car is a write-off. I am amazed I am in one piece, I was very lucky.”
Mr Baker has since moved the cones around the pothole to prevent further accidents.
He said: “I’d say it was a good day because my daughter walked away, but we are very grateful for efficient seatbelts and airbags.”
Speaking for the council Rosemary Bryant said: “The area has been coned off to make it safe and the road space is booked from 18-20 February to permanently repair this defect.
“Following the cold snap there are a number of potholes appearing on the road network and those requiring urgent attention should be reported by phone to our contact centre so that they can be inspected as soon as possible.”