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Sinkhole swallows 3 cars in Chicago.

(Chicago Tribune) One person was hospitalized after a sinkhole swallowed three cars in the South Deering neighborhood on the Southeast Side this morning. Witnesses said the hole opened up around 5 a.m. at 9600 South Houston Avenue, quickly growing from about 20 feet to about 40 feet. First two cars slid in, then a third as the hole widened, witnesses said. A fourth vehicle was towed from the edge as it was about to fall inside, witnesses said. Merko Krivokuca was driving his silver pickup truck to work when the hole opened up and he drove down into it. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for "a couple of scratches," according to his father, Peter Krivokuca.

Krivokuca stared in disbelief at the hole as cleanup crews hovered around the area.

Alejandro Filerio said he heard what sounded like a car crash early this morning.He looked out the window

Added: Apr-18-2013 Occurred On: Apr-18-2013
By: hope32
Regional News, Vehicles
Tags: sinkhole, sink hole, chicago, vehicle crash, car accident
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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