Collateral damage: Toronto street inspector’s car sucked into sinkhole (VIDEO, PHOTO)
The Toronto transit agency vehicle disappeared in the murky depths of what was later confirmed to be a six to eight-foot-deep sinkhole caused by a burst water main on Tuesday morning in the Port Lands neighborhood of the city.
Thankfully, the supervisor, with the agency’s Wheel-Trans accessible service, managed to escape before the car became completely submerged.
“We’ve sourced a rather large bag of rice to put the car in once it’s out so we can dry it out,” TTC spokesperson Stuart Green told The Toronto Star.
“[The driver] did try and manoeuvre the car out of what he assumed was a pothole and when he realized that wasn’t happening he got out, and water started to flood in, he got out quickly,” Green added.
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A TTC supervisor’s car has been swallowed up by a sinkhole caused by a watermain break on Commissioners Street near the Port Lands. The supervisor was near a Wheel-Trans facility when his vehicle got stuck. He was able to get out safely, but the car sank. . . . #680NEWS #toronto #sinkhole #traffic #closure #ttc #watermainbreak
Many of the city’s pipes are almost 100 years old and are apparently in dire need of repair or replacement.
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