Toledo Sinkhole Accident: Woman’s Car Swallowed, Driver Escapes Uninjured

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A woman in Toledo has fallen in a sinkhole in central Toledo at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The hole in the ground opened up near Bancroft Street.

According to the Toledo Blade, the 10-foot (3-meter) deep sinkhole on North Detroit Avenue was formed because of a collapse in the storm and sewage system.  

60-year-old Pamela Knox was in the car when it was swallowed. She managed to get out of the crash unscathed, and she was able to climb out using a ladder.

“I’m just happy that as I understand, she walked herself out [of the hole]. […] We had a lot of rain lately and something must have washed out under the road,” Mayor Mike Bell comments.

Officials say that the vehicle is still inside the sinkhole. A crane has been brought in to lift the vehicle and extract it.

One thought on “Toledo Sinkhole Accident: Woman’s Car Swallowed, Driver Escapes Uninjured

  1. These sinkholes are becoming a road hazard. This is the second one I’ve seen that’s swallowed a car in the last month or so.

    I wonder if insurance covers sinkholes.

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