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Ohio woman rescued after car falls into 10-foot-deep sinkhole

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 21:52 EDT
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A woman in northwest Ohio who was swallowed by a massive sinkhole on Wednesday managed to escape injury, according to the Toledo Blade.

Pamela Knox, 60, was driving down the road around noon when the ground beneath her car disappeared.

She ended up in a sinkhole that was more than 10-feet-deep. Knox was able to climb out of the hole with the help of a ladder brought by authorities.

“I’m just happy that as I understand, she walked herself out [of the hole],” Mayor Mike Bell told the Blade. “We had a lot of rain lately and something must have washed out under the road.”

A crane was used to remove her car from the sinkhole.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by the Associated Press, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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