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The skinny: Driver climbs ladder to exit Ohio sinkhole

Taking the plunge

Driver climbs ladder to exit ohio sinkhole

A northwest Ohio sinkhole swallowed a car traveling down a street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out after authorities gave her a ladder. Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath the road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep. Police say driver Pamela Knox didn't appear hurt but was shaken up and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Officials used a crane to pull the car from the hole.

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Compiled from wire services and other sources.

A car lies at the bottom of a sinkhole caused by a broken water line in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn’t appear hurt but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Associated Press/Toledo Fire and Rescue

A car lies at the bottom of a sinkhole caused by a broken water line in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn’t appear hurt but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

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