Terrifying moment sink hole opened in the road and swallowed car
Cops were forced to close the road
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A sinkhole opened up in a busy street and swallowed a car causing cops to shut the road.
The car was left wedged in the sinkhole with its front wheel trapped but incredibly no one was injured. Road users on Carlton Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire., were forced to drive around the large sinkhole after it opened up at 9.00am on Saturday (6 May) morning.
Cops were forced to close the road after the elderly Skoda Fabia driver accidentally trapped his car. Locals said the area is prone to random holes forming as the road is built on top of an old drain.
Russell Gull, the owner of Res Barbers, helped the trapped driver out of his sunken car.
He said: "The first thing I noticed was a man warning us there was a pothole. One car went round it but the next just drove straight ahead and dove right in.
"We helped the guy out, he was elderly, but seemed okay, just a bit shaken."