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Man has close call after he crashes SUV on pothole-ridden road

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Steve Christensen said his father-in-law wrecked his SUV after hitting a stretch of potholes on Route 60 in Kanawha County, WV. Steve Christensen said his father-in-law wrecked his SUV after hitting a stretch of potholes on Route 60 in Kanawha County, WV.

One man had a close call when he wrecked his SUV on a pothole ridden road.

Steve Christensen said his 65-year-old father-in-law has stitches on his eye and a huge gash on his forehead following the crash over the weekend.

The crash happened on Route 60, just west of Saint Albans.

"He's sore. He's an older man. His head hurts. His stitches hurt right above his eyeball. What if he had hit a car load of people," he asked.

Christensen said his father lost control after he hit a stretch of potholes and smashed into a brick wall, before landing in a neighbor's yard.

After the crash, Christensen said crews with the Division of Highways put up a 'rough road' sign. Crews also put cold asphalt down, but it's since washed away.

"They need to shut the lane completely down because someone is going to end up hurt bad like my father-in-law," he said.

Carrie Bly, spokesperson with the DOH, said there are no plans to shut the lane down. The DOH will continue to monitor the situation and put more cold asphalt down, she said.

Christensen is worried the next person who wrecks won't be as lucky as his father-in-law.

"Someone's going to get killed. One person has gotten hurt and it was my family. Someone is going to get killed," he said.

Paving season doesn't start until end of March and beginning of April when the weather warms up.