A driver in Sheridan, Colorado luckily escaped harm minutes before her SUV got swallowed by a sinkhole in the middle of the road.
The local Sheridan Police Department shared on its Twitter page yesterday, July 25, that the driver’s SUV had been completely submerged in water. The police also noted that the driver, Ashley Marisch, is safe.
Sink hole eastbound Oxford Ave. east of Natches Ct. Oxford closed eastbound at Natches Ct. Alternate routes advised. There is a car in there! Driver is okay. pic.twitter.com/5X4WIdm3Ge
— Sheridan Police Dept (@Police_spd) July 25, 2018
Witness Tye Adams was able to record the incident on his phone. “I didn’t think I would go to work one day and see a car fall into the ground like that. It’s pretty absurd. $40,000 down the drain literally, you know what I mean?” he was quoted in a Denver 7 report.
Marisch said that she was still in shock from what happened. She also thanked her “guardian angel” for helping her get out of the car.
This was not the first time that such an incident happened in the same area. The report stated that a similar case occurred in 2015 to Sgt. Greg Miller. Unlike Marisch, he himself got swallowed by a sinkhole, but managed to crawl out and was treated for his injuries. Katrina Hallare/JB