911 call describes moment sinkhole swallowed car

by Michael Mosher on August 20, 2013

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The 911 call has been released from the exact moment a sinkhole swallowed a car on the South Side last month. 

“I am not in the hole, i did hit the hole and i skidded across&It’s a pretty big sized hole. It’s roughly about 8 by 8 feet…Holy (expletive). I just fell in. It caved in, it caved in. I fell in completely,” said the 911 caller.

The caller goes on to describe how he couldn’t get out of the car because he was afraid it could roll over on top of him. 

This happened during the massive rain storm on April 19 at 96th and Houston.

The caller was rescued and not seriously injured.

A cast iron water main dating back to 1915 ruptured during the storm. Several other utilities were also damaged.

Full article…here

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