A YOUNG woman’s car was written off after she drove into a deep pothole and was sent spinning.

Daisy Boxall, 21, from Bognor, said she was travelling at only 25mph yet ended up facing the wrong way and her rear axle was torn off.

She was with her friend Leah Graham, 20, when the accident happened.

As they turned into a corner in Felpham Way, Bognor, she hit the pothole and lost both back wheels.

The women were unharmed but the 2003 Ford Fiesta had to be written off.

They could not believe the pothole had caused so much damage.

Ms Boxhall who works in Church Farm Holiday Village in Church Lane, Bognor, said: “We ended up on the other side of the road facing the other way.

“I must have spun about four times. It happened quite fast to be honest – it is the scariest thing that’s happened to me.”

Ms Boxhall, who has not been driving for long, said the hole was about 18 inches long and three inches deep.

She said: “Luckily enough when we were spinning around there was actually nothing coming.

“If there was it would have ended a lot worse than it did.”

The frightening experience last Tuesday means Ms Boxhall is unable to get to her job at the holiday camp where she works in guest accommodation. She said: “My car a complete write-off. I’m hoping the council compensate me for loss of earnings and stuff like that.

“There are other potholes about but this is probably the worst I have come across.

A West Sussex County Council spokesman said: “We are concerned to hear of any accident. While we are unable to comment on individual incidents, we can confirm that the pothole in Felpham Way had already been identified for repair and this was carried out at around 10pm on Tuesday, May 8.”