Hatchback is swallowed by sink hole after a burst water pipe flooded the road outside a shopping center
Amazing moment Honda hatchback is swallowed by a giant sinkhole after a cracked water pipe flooded the road outside a busy shopping center
- The sinkhole appeared on Thursday in the suburb of Bennett Springs in WA, Perth
- A white Honda hatchback fell into the sink hole and was immersed
- The rear of the car came off the road and the rear wheels sprang into the air
This is the dramatic moment when a driver of a white Honda hatchback drove into a huge sinkhole.
The hole appeared outside a shopping center in Bennet Springs, in Perth on Thursday evening, after a cracked water pipe flooded the street.
The hatchback first crashed into the hole in the northeast of the city before the front of the vehicle was completely flooded.
The rear of the car came off the road and the rear wheels sprang into the air.
The sinkhole appeared on Thursday evening in front of a shopping center in the suburb of Bennett Springs in Western Australia, Perth
The car fell deeper into the hole as dirty water continued to spout from the broken pipe.
Police closed the road and led traffic away from the sinkhole.
A tow truck arrived and successfully pulled the car out of the sinkhole and back onto the road.
The driver of the car was unharmed.
The City of Swan City Council has been contacted for comment.
The hatchback first crashed its nose into the hole in the northeast of the city and completely submerged the front of the vehicle
The rear of the car came off the road and the rear wheels sprang into the air
This is after another sinkhole appeared in Perth in Ascot’s Gould Reserve in June.
The one-meter-long cave was discovered by a local who walked his dog and believed the hole was leading to a nearby road.
It is believed to have been caused by an old aluminum drain pipe that has deteriorated.
Sinkholes appear during intense downpours or floods, or from long-term leakage caused by sewage and rainwater pipes.