Potholes causing big problems across D.C. region

On Sunday afternoon, five vehicles collided and injured three people on a stretch of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway that is riddled with potholes. Investigators are now working to confirm if road conditions are to blame for the crash.

Similar cavities in the road have cropped up all over the D.C. region due to all of the recent freezing and thawing temperatures.

Premier Motors in Rockville estimates a run-in with a road crater can run you anywhere from $300 to $1,500.

John Townsend with AAA Mid-Atlantic says we are experiencing an uptick in potholes right now.

In his opinion, the areas worst roadways include the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the George Washington Parkway and Suitland Parkway in Prince George's County.

The cost to the public is more than financial -- a 20-year-old man who was hurt in this weekend's crash has injuries officials describe as life-threatening.