Sinkhole swallows car in Toledo

Woman crawls out of hole uninjured
Associated Press
Jul 4, 2013

 

A northwest Ohio sinkhole has swallowed a car traveling down a street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out after authorities gave her a ladder.

Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath the road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep.

Police say driver Pamela Knox didn't appear hurt but was shaken up and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Heffernan says Knox saw the vehicle in front of her start to slip into the hole but drive beyond it. He says Knox couldn't avoid it.

Officials used a crane to pull the car from the hole. Repairs to the road are expected to take days.

 

Comments

Reva

And so who pays for the damaged car?

arnmcrmn

Her insurance. A city is not held accountable for sinkholes

Contango

Re: "A city is not held accountable for sinkholes"

Typical: Citizens need to protect themselves from govt. bureaucratic negligence.

Maybe they'll also charge her for use of the ladder and crane?

Colonel Angus

Never mind. I thought it said Stank ho not sink hole. My bad. Carry on.

Contango

Imagine the movie: "The Sinkhole that Ate Toledo"

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The Hero Zone

Toledo has always been rather a "holey-er than thou" place.

Blues

Hope she had full coverage. Otherwise, she is out, one car.

deertracker

Her insurance should cover this. Glad she's okay!

JERRY from SANDUSKY

probably from broken pipes

Blues

Where did you get that info, JERRY?

The Big Dog's back

News.

Blues

Say it ain't so...

deertracker

LOL @ Blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Big Dog's back

Which brings up another point. Our infrastructure is crumbling and all we are worried about is the next tax break for the wealthy.

Contango

Re: "Our infrastructure is crumbling,"

All the while, your Clown Prince promises millions of USD $ to Africa.

deertracker

What are you doing about it pooh? Hey, did you ever meet R. Kelly? He's from Chicago! Just wonderin'! LOL!

goofus

Unless you have a mouse in your pocket, you are the only we worried about it!!!!

The Big Dog's back

Go back to bed.

Donegan

The infrastructure has waited so long for "Shovel ready jobs" That it has begun digging the holes itself. I wonder if that hole is unionized?

The Big Dog's back

Yeah, remember the stimulus which had the infrastructure repair gutted from it by Repubs so we could keep tax cuts for the wealthy?

Donegan

In the words of dear leader himself "Umm, Uh Umm Shovel-ready was not as … uh .. shovel-ready as we expected. Uh Umm Uh hmm" Hey dog why dont you go jump in that hole, A bus will come by sooner or later And save you the trouble of having to throwing yourself under one for "Dear leader"

deertracker

Ummm!!!!!!!!!!!! Such hate???????????

Donegan

It is called a dislike for incompedence. Hate no, A dislike for those who voted and those elected by those sheep that i think are unamerican. Take you for instance Deertracker, I would not trust you to walk my mail across the street. I have a pretty good reasoning behing my bias as you have shown yourself party comprimised are not to be trusted.

deertracker

IT'S HATE! Plain and simple. I say GET YOUR OWN MAIL. Did you
"dislike" W or Reagan or Nixon? Quite a bit of incompetence there. State your so called reasons for being biased!