The 60-year-old driver was shaken up, but not injured after her vehicle dropped into a sinkhole in Toldeo.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Toledo, Ohio Fire and Rescue Department, Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld, File
A Chevy Malibu is pulled from a sink hole that caved in near an old water main at the corner of Bancroft Street and Detroit Ave. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Toledo, Ohio.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Katie Rausch, The Blade
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio sinkhole has swallowed a car traveling down a street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out after authorities gave her a ladder.
Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath the road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep.
Police say driver Pamela Knox didn't appear hurt but was shaken up and 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.
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