N.J. Ladder Truck Gets Stuck in 8-Foot Hole

A Jersey City ladder truck became stuck in an 8-foot hole after it fell through pavement yesterday afternoon, according to The Journal.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. at Linden and Garfield avenues as the two left rear wheels on the driver's side of the rig went through the blacktop into the hole.

The ladder truck was responding to a car crash and no firefighters were hurt.

Water was heard rushing and dirt could be heard slapping the water as it fell, the report said.

Fire officials used two tow trucks to jack up the apparatus and slid a steel plate over the hole. By 3:15 p.m., the ladder truck was freed.

"We don't know if a pipe broke earlier and washed out the infrastructure of the road or if the truck fell through and broke the pipe," Fire Director Armando Roman told the newspaper.