Toledo Sinkhole Claims Car

Driver hospitalized, roads closed

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 4, 2013 6:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 60-year-old woman found herself—and her car—trapped in a sinkhole yesterday in Toledo, Ohio. The hole was some 10 feet deep, but Pamela Knox was able to extricate herself using a ladder, the Toledo Blade reports. She was hospitalized but appeared unhurt. The hole formed as a result of a sewer collapse, says a rep for the city. "We had a lot of rain lately and something must have washed out under the road," said Mayor Mike Bell. Crews were able to pull the car out hours later.

A screen grab from Toledo Blade video of the sinkhole.
A screen grab from Toledo Blade video of the sinkhole.   (Toledo Blade video)
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Video of the sinkhole.   (Toledo Blade)

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