Sinkhole Swallows Car, People in Evansville, Indiana

sinkhole Indiana 3 June 2014(SOURCE)  A family of four unknowingly went for the ride of their lives when a sinkhole opened up beneath their car in Evansville, Indiana Friday. The family had just come to a stop at the intersection of North Main Street and East Oregon Street when the car started to “feel weird,” Timothy Stone, the driver of the car, told the Evansville Courier & Press.

Soon thereafter, the car began to sink into the earth below. Stone, his girlfriend and two children quickly climbed out of the passenger side of the car before the entire front end of the 2003 Ford Taurus plunged into the 12 foot wide, 16 foot deep sinkhole. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.

According to the Courier & Press, investigations into the cause of the sinkhole revealed that a 72-inch sewer pipe had collapsed, eroding away the earth beneath the pavement. Stone’s car was eventually tugged out of the expanse, and city officials are blocking off the stretch of affected road until the site is repaired.