Sinkhole in OKC street swallows car; no injuries

Courtesy: KFOR-TV
Courtesy: KFOR-TV

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A sinkhole that opened up alongside a downtown Oklahoma City street has swallowed a car, but the car’s two occupants escaped unharmed.

The sinkhole opened up Thursday near NW 2nd St. and N. Villa Ave. in downtown. Video broadcast by local television stations showed a small red car partially in a sinkhole about 20-feet wide that was full of water.

Emergency crews were on the scene and a wrecker was attempting to pull the car out of the sinkhole. Authorities say two women in the vehicle managed to crawl to safety through the vehicle’s rear window.

Officials say the sinkhole may have been caused by a water main break in the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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