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Pothole in Macomb County wrecks new car's suspension, bends frame

Posted at 5:35 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 17:35:55-05

STERLING HEIGHT, Mich. (WXYZ) — Just mention the word "potholes" near Lakeside Mall in Macomb County and it becomes quite a conversation starter.

"On Schoenherr, that’s a challenge an absolute challenge," says Tessie Cherpes.

One viewer wrote us at our Getting Around Metro Detroit email about a pothole in Sterling Heights near Lakeside Mall. It's on Schoenherr near 19 Mile Road, a rough stretch he wanted to warn other viewers about. He writes that his parents hit the pothole two days ago:

“What was originally thought to be a blown tire and bent rim has turned into a wrecked suspension and bent frame on a 4-month old vehicle”

He says insurance will cover the damage but because they reported the incident, the insurance will rise.

“Insurance will increase by $400 when their premium renews, adding to the frustration.”

Thankfully no one was injured ... there is still financial pain

In many cases you can file a claim for reimbursement from the municipality, but it doesn’t mean it will be approved. The first step to filing a claim is to identify if the road is a state, county or city road.

Schoenherr is taken care of by Macomb County. You can fill out a claim
or call 586-463-8671` to report a claim due to damage.

You can also email us at with your tips.