A sinkhole in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently opened up, causing a newer model Dodge Ram pickup to become partially lodged inside the massive opening.
Sinkholes are a serious threat regardless of where you are driving. A sinkhole in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently opened up, causing a newer model Dodge Ram pickup to become partially lodged inside the massive opening.
Benjamin Rodriguez is the owner of the truck, which was parked over where the sinkhole developed. He was alerted the ground was collapsing around his vehicle but he was unable to make it out of the space successfully.
The incident occurred near the 900 block of North Randolph Street. Locals have feared something was like was going to happen.
A woman who lives right near the new sinkhole stated “You just heard water coming out. You didn’t need any instruments to know that there was something going on underneath.”
When the sinkhole opened up, the Philadelphia Water Department was called to the scene because nearby residents’ water flow stopped. After workers investigated, they contacted a nearby homeowner, Larisa Dersko and informed her she would have to pay $2,600, because water department authorities believe the sinkhole opened up due to a leak in her service line.
For now, the hole has been covered with wooden planks.