I didn't really have much choice, apart from "What would I rather hit? A pothole or an articulated lorry?" I chose the pothole, but unfortunately as the Merc crashed into the crater, the wheel buckled. And again on the next pothole just a short yard further down the road.
I'm left with a buckled wheel which does not seal with the tyre, tracking problems and unknown damage to the steering.
The video above shows that heavy trucks use this road often and that pothole is rather large. The blue car manages to dodge both, however, I had to hit the pothole or hit an oncoming lorry. So take care not to hit potholes (or articulated lorries!)