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June 01, 2014

Photo: Ind. sinkhole swallows car carrying 4 people

The four of them managed to climb to safety from the vehicle's passenger side before its front end sank into the hole

The Associated Press

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

Timothy Stone tells the Evansville Courier & Press that he, his girlfriend and two children had stopped at a stop sign 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.

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Water and Sewer Utility Director Allen Mounts says a water main and a sewer line had failed in the area.

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Michael Gardner Michael Gardner Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:31:13 AM How about just a modicum of responsible reporting. In what sense did that sinkhole {an inanimate object) swallow a car? Is that how you eat? The car fell (partially) into a sinkhole, it ran into a sinkhole but unless you have a picture of a sinkhole with a care ENTIRELY inside, then the sinkhole didn't swallow the car.

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