Giant Hawaii Sinkhole Swallows Truck ... With Driver Inside
'I climbed to the window and just tried to climb out,' she says
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jan 1, 2014 9:55 AM CST

(Newser) – A woman in Hawaii is lucky to be alive after her truck was sucked into a giant sinkhole ... while she was still inside. Velma Deluz says she was headed to work on the Big Island when the road suddenly shifted and sucked her vehicle straight down into the asphalt. Deluz sustained minor rib injuries from the terrifying incident, but is otherwise OK. According to authorities, the sinkhole formed after major rainstorms pummeled the area all weekend.