Car gets trapped in sinkhole after hitting fire hydrant
LIBERTY (AP) - A vehicle in Liberty became trapped in a sinkhole after it struck a fire hydrant.
Liberty North High School senior Austin Oard swerved to avoid an oncoming car and crashed into a fire hydrant Wednesday, releasing about 7,000 gallons of water and eroding the street near the Liberty Community Center.
Oard told KMBC-TV that he and his sister managed to escape their car before the sinkhole opened up and trapped his car.
Homes in the area were without water and power for a short period of time.
KCTV-TV reports police say the other driver may be ticketed for causing the crash.
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