Indiana sinkhole swallows car carrying 4 people

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By AP  www.gulfnews.com

EVANSVILLE, Indiana: A sinkhole swallowed a car on a street in southwestern Indiana, forcing the driver and his three passengers to climb to safety.

Image Credit: AP A car rests in a hole after a water main broke on Oregon St. at Main St. in Evansville, Ind. on Friday, May 30, 2014. The car's owner, rear left, said he, his girlfriend and two children were in the car at the time.
Image Credit: AP A car rests in a hole after a water main broke on Oregon St. at Main St. in Evansville, Ind. on Friday, May 30, 2014. The car's owner, rear left, said he, his girlfriend and two children were in the car at the time.

Timothy Stone tells the Evansville Courier & Press that he, his girlfriend and two children had stopped at a stop sign on Friday afternoon when their car “felt weird” and started to sink.

The four of them managed to climb to safety from the vehicle’s passenger side before its front end sank into the hole in Evansville. No one was injured.

Two wreckers eventually pulled the car from the sinkhole, which a police report described as 12 feet in diameter and 16 feet deep. More info