A sinkhole swallowed two cars Friday night in Los Angeles near Studio City.
Two cars fell into a massive sinkhole in Studio City Friday night, leaving one person injured.
Ambulances and rescue crews were at the scene of the 20-foot sinkhole at about 8 p.m. near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Woodbridge Street, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.
At least one person was trapped when the first vehicle plunged through the hole, until fire crews were able to pull the woman out of the vehicle. The victim was rushed to the hospital in unknown condition, officials said.
Just minutes later, a second vehicle, which was unoccupied, was swallowed up in the hole.
Water was seen raging in the hole underneath the roadway, where the cars were flipped upside down.
Fire officials urged drivers to avoid the area of Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards as crews worked to get the vehicles out of the sinkhole.
Crews on Saturday were working to repair a massive sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles and briefly trapped one woman inside her car.
Although a timeline was not yet available, repairs may take several days to complete as crews worked carefully and slowly to ensure the safety of the roadways, according to Elena Stern of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The sinkhole is about 20 feet deep and 30 feet wide, but fire officials said they did not believe the hole was going to get bigger.
“Firefighters jumped into action and rapidly lowered an (20-foot) extension ladder down to the (48-year-old female) allowing her to climb out, and transported her to a local hospital in fair condition,” Scott stated in an LAFD alert.
The woman told firefighters that while she was driving, she felt the car tilt to the left before it tumbled into the sinkhole and the airbags deployed. Water then started coming into the vehicle and she tried to raise the windows, which didn’t work, Scott added. The woman said she was able to open the door and climb on top of the car before screaming for help.
“She said she thought she was going to die, then she heard the firefighters yell back to her,” Scott added.