BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) - A water main break caused a sinkhole in a suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood, swallowing up a family's car just after they escaped.
The back right end of the car was barely visible from the sinkhole in Bladensburg in Prince George's County on Tuesday morning.
Darwin Mendoza says he was in the car with his 8-year-old son, and two daughters, a 4-year-old and a 6-month-old baby, when it hit the hole as he was backing out of his driveway. The hole was hidden by water.
Mendoza says at first, only one tire sank, and that he and his children got out of the car. They then watched as the sinkhole got bigger and swallowed the car whole.
The water main break flooded several nearby homes. Sanitation crews were at the scene.