Family of triathlete killed after her bike hit a pothole awarded £400k payout

Kate Vanloo died after hitting a pothole and then colliding with a car

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(Image credit: Getty Images for IRONMAN)

The family of a triathlete killed after hitting a pothole while cycling has been awarded a payout of nearly £400,000 to be paid by Warwickshire County Council.

Kate Vanloo was cycling when she hit a pothole that was hidden by a puddle and was thrown into the path of a car. Subcontractors for the local council had failed to find and repair the pothole.

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