Sinkhole swallows a bus during the morning rush hour in Pittsburgh: shocking photos show the nose hanging in the air after the road suddenly gave way
- The 631 Bridgeville Flyer bus to the center was seen in a sinkhole on Monday
- A passenger and the driver were aboard the vehicle in downtown Penn Ave.
- The bus had stopped at a red light when the ground opened
- Both managed to climb out and the passenger was treated in the hospital for a minor back injury
Commuters in Pittsburgh were in shock this morning after a transit bus crashed into a sump while waiting at a traffic light and injuring a passenger.
The incident occurred around 8 AM Monday on a 631 Bridgeville Flyer bus with & # 39; Downtown & # 39; as a destination.
Fortunately there were only two people on the bus; a passenger and the driver.
The 631 Bridgeville Flyer bus that & # 39; downtown & # 39; drove, was caught in a sinkhole on Monday morning
A passenger and driver were aboard the vehicle at Penn Ave in downtown Pittsburgh
Both managed to climb out of the vehicle and the passenger was transported to the hospital to treat a minor back injury.
Images show the front of the vehicle that protrudes up and out of the ground, while the rear is swallowed by the zinc hole.
A navy blue car is seen behind the long bus and seems to have stopped just in time to prevent it from falling into the hole and being completely engulfed.
In video clips, water sprays from the ground as a result of the incident.
It is unclear what caused the sinking hole to open.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County stated: & # 39; The heaviest part of the bus is the rear, because the engine is there. This bus was stopped at a red light the moment this happened. & # 39;
Another vehicle seems to have fallen dangerously close to the sump
Penn Avenue was closed between 9 and 10 because the emergency services responded
Video of the scene showed that water was spraying up from the ground as a result of the incident
The avenue was closed between 9 and 10 when the emergency services responded.
Tow trucks were sent and buses using that specific piece of Penn Ave were diverted while yellow tape was placed around the area.
Authorities tried to figure out how to remove the bus from the sinkhole on Monday morning.
CBS 2 reported that children who went to Small World Child Care, located along Penn Avenue, were evacuated as a precaution and taken to the nearby Westin Hotel.
Both people on the bus managed to climb out and the passenger was transported to the hospital to treat a minor injury
Authorities tried to figure out how to get the bus out of the sinkhole on Monday morning
Tow trucks responded to the scene and Penn Ave was closed between 9 and 10
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