Regardless of there you live, you’re likely to complain about the state of your town’s roads. I’ve spoken to people from all over Canada and the United States and it’s unanimous: The roads “in our town” are the worst and by “our” town I mean the respective speaker’s town. New York, Boston, Winnipeg, or Toronto, it doesn’t matter where you are the roads are bad.
However this is a one off event, something unheard of. A driver in Montreal, Qc, lost control of his car after slamming into a canyon sized, water filled pothole, he hit the cement divider before rolling the car over in the snow.
St. Lazare resident Matthew Brown initially posted his misadventure on a local forum dedicated to car enthusiasts. With a short description of what happened he also posted some pictures, one of which speaks for itself.
This morning, Mr.Brown, a student, gave an interview on CBC radio explaining that after checking himself out to make sure he was alright, he stepped out of his car and took the pictures. He remarked on the automotive forum that “Hanging upside down by your seat belt is the most bizarre feeling ever.”
In a province where the middle class is taxed beyond belief to the tune of over 40% on income, where a car registration costs on average around 270$/year and where on a single gallon of gasoline, drivers pay over 2$ in taxes, people are appalled and disappointed. Still, no protests are planned in front of the ministry of transport offices.