A sinkhole opened up in a street in Chicago’s South Side early Thursday morning large enough to engulf three cars and send one driver to the hospital, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Merko Krivokuca was driving his silver pickup down South Houston Avenue when the vehicle fell in to the 20-to-40-foot-wide sinkhole. His father said he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to be treated for some scratches. Two more cars also fell into the gaping hole, while a fourth was towed from the edge just in time.
Witnesses in the neighborhood told the Chicago Tribune that it sounded like a car accident.
Krivokuca was lucky enough to walk away with just scratches — unlike Tampa, Fla., resident Jeff Bush, 37, who was at home on Feb. 28 when a 60-foot-wide sinkhole opened beneath his bedroom, swallowing him whole. Engineering experts said it was too dangerous to try and retrieve Bush’s body; the house was razed and gravel was poured into the sinkhole, the Associated Press reported.