Car gets trapped in sinkhole after hitting fire hydrant

3 years 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, May 07 2015 May 7, 2015 Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:36:30 AM CDT May 07, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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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