Sinkhole swallows car whole in the near of Denver
Raw cell phone video shows the car disappearing into the hole in Sheridan, Colorado.
A severe thunderstorm brought heavy rains in the Denver area on Tuesday and contributed to a sinkhole that swallowed an SUV.
Sheridan police Chief Mark Campbell told FOX31 the flood caused the sinkhole to open, but the driver of the car before it fell.
The incident was captured on video shot by a man on the other side of the street.
“You can see that the road crumbling, the car just fell in the road,” Tye Adams told FOX31. “It kind of just bobs around for a second, and once it is actually filled with water, it goes. It was splashing as two minutes after, it was pretty intense.”
Soooo… the sinkhole is growing.
And there is a car in so far as we can see.
The number of police/utility vehicles on the scene is also getting bigger… pic.twitter.com/0lW0ZjiVne
— Pat Radigan (@TrickRadigan) July 25, 2018
The deluge of the storm-caused floods in some districts, after a few cars were reported stranded on the tunnel.
This was not the first time that a sinkhole has formed in the area. In June 2015, a Sheridan police sergeant’s SUV went into a huge sinkhole in the neighborhood where Tuesday’s incident took place, according to FOX31.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed