Sinkhole Swallows Car in Parking Lot of Pennsylvania Tanning Salon



A woman in Pennsylvania barely escaped a sink hole that opened under her car Tuesday afternoon.

Natalie Huddleston had just left a salon and was backing out of her parking spot when she felt a thud, CBS Pittsburgh reported. A sink hole 50 feet long and 20 feet wide had opened behind her, leaving her car seesawing on the edge of a water-filled chasm.

Huddleston called the owner of the tanning salon to come help her out of her vehicle. She escaped with help through her car window. Moments later, the car fell backward into the sink hole.

Workers for the city told CBS Pittsburgh that a 48- to 60-inch storm drain runoff pipe collapsed during recent heavy rains. Huddleston's 2002 Saturn was pulled from the hole late Tuesday night and repairs are underway. No one was hurt in the incident.

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