Car Swallowed By Sinkhole Created By Crash With Fire Hydrant And SUV

Screenshot: AZFamily
Screenshot: AZFamily

One of the downsides of driving is that there’s always a chance you could get into a wreck. Maybe you get distracted for a second and hit someone else. Maybe you do everything right, but someone else ends up hitting you. It sucks, but it happens. Phoenix, Arizona, however, recently invented a new twist on the old-fashioned car crash when, as AZFamily reports, one of the cars involved in a crash hit a fire hydrant that created a sinkhole that nearly swallowed the car.

The wreck reportedly took place at about 7:30 a.m. near the Desert Sky Mall when an SUV that appears to be a Ford Expedition collided with what appears to be an Infiniti G37. It’s still not clear what caused the crash, but authorities say the impact from the Expedition caused the G37 to hit a fire hydrant, flooding the surrounding area. Unfortunately for the driver of the sedan, the water from the fire hydrant created a sort of muddy sinkhole that soon swallowed his car.

The good news is, the Infiniti driver was reportedly able to escape from the sinking car before it sank too deep to open the doors. He, along with two others, only sustained minor injuries. Unfortunately, the woman who was driving the Expedition was taken to the hospital in critical condition.


A crane has since pulled the Infiniti out of its muddy grave, so if you happen to live in the Phoenix area, you can still swing by to take a look, but don’t expect to find anything more interesting than a little mud. We’re not sure whether the Infiniti driver should go buy a lottery ticket or avoid going outside at all for a while. Maybe the latter, because if that’s not a sign you’re potentially in a “Final Destination” movie, we’re not sure what is.

H/T: CarScoops

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