Sinkhole Swallows Car In Toledo; Driver Escapes
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northwest Ohio say a sinkhole swallowed a car traveling down a Toledo street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out when authorities provided a ladder.
Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath that road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep.
Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn't appear hurt but 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.