In Vancouver, Canada, the driving force and passenger of a Jeep Patriot had a stroke of luck as they emerged unscathed when their SUV plunged right into a sinkhole that abruptly appeared at a metropolis intersection over the weekend.

The weird incident occurred at roughly 1:15 a.m. on the intersection of Washington Avenue and West thirtieth Avenue whereas Katlynn Bicknell and her boyfriend Kevin have been heading house. As they made the flip onto Washington Avenue, their vehicle struck the sinkhole, and immediately, the Jeep plunged nose-first into the water.

“It felt like the films, like being in a film,” Bicknell advised KPTV when describing the incident. “We turned proper on to Washington and as quickly as we turned in, went straight into the outlet prefer it felt like being on a curler coaster if you go down the large dip and the automobile simply began to fill with water.”

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The power of the water made it troublesome to open the doorways of the Patriot however luckily, each Bicknell and her boyfriend have been in a position to climb out of the home windows. After escaping the automobile, Bicknell swiftly referred to as 911 because the pair watched the Jeep sink deeper into the water.

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Native authorities shortly arrived on the scene and whereas talking with reporters, revealed {that a} water primary break had precipitated it. Vancouver Public Works additionally responded and was tasked with closing the street and repairing the sinkhole.

Incidents involving sinkholes are uncommon however they do occur infrequently. One of the vital dramatic incidents involving a sinkhole occurred in March final yr when a sinkhole opened up beneath a Toyota RAV4 in Santa Paula, California, and fully swallowed the SUV. In that case, the sinkhole is assumed to have been shaped after heavy rainfall precipitated a drainpipe to burst.

 Jeep Swallowed By Vancouver Sinkhole ‘Felt Like The Movies’
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