Ohio Sinkhole Swallows Car, 1 Injured (+Photo)

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A sinkhole opened up underneath a car near Toledo, Ohio, injuring a woman who was taken to a local hospital.

The incident forced the closure of two streets in the city after the sinkhole opened up.

The woman, whose name was not released to the public, was taken out of the sinkhole around five minutes after her car fell in, reported the Toledo Blade newspaper.

Officials said her injuries weren’t life-threatening.

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

On Tuesday, a sinkhole opened up in Huntersville, North Carolina, forcing the closure of a road, reported the Charlotte Observer.

And earlier this year, a sinkhole opened up under a man’s home near Tampa, Fla., killing one person who was sleeping.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.