A Toledo, Ohio woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday after her car was swallowed by a sinkhole, reports The Toledo Blade.
The woman, 60-year-old Pamela Knox was driving southbound on North Detroit Avenue when her car fell into the large sinkhole near Bancroft Street. Officials said Knox was able to climb out of the hole herself after rescuers provided a ladder, but she was still taken to Toledo Hospital to be checked out for any injuries.
“I’m just happy that as I understand, she walked herself out of the hole,” Mayor Mike Bell said. “We had a lot of rain lately and something must have washed out under the road.”
City spokesman Jen Sorgenfrei said the sinkhole, which happened around 12:15 p.m., was caused by a collapse of sanitary and storm sewers.
“She saw the car in front of her starting to go into the hole, and it managed to drive on, but she couldn’t,” Sergeant Heffernan said.
City crews finally pulled the car out of the 10-foot hole around 4:00 p.m. It is reported that it will take at least four to five days to fix the damaged road.
Check out a video of the scene above!