New Jersey sinkhole swallows man car after water main breaks

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Wet roads can be dangerous even when no one's behind the wheel.  A Jersey City man found that out when a sinkhole swallowed his parked car.

"I looked outside, saw the street was flooded, only took a few seconds to figure out it was my car whose alarm was going off," said Phill Snyder.

Rain wasn't to blame.  Instead, it was a broken underground water pipe, which left some neighbors without water.  By the time repair crews showed up, the street already digested more than half of Snyder's car.

Workers say part of this recurring problem is the nearly 100-year-old streets.

"What we need to do is fix the infrastructure so what we can hopefully get a good handle on the main breaks," said Suez Water spokesperson Treva Spencer.

Over in the Baltimore area, a woman's car trouble might have more to do with gravity.  She was in her car when it plummeted from a fourth floor parking garage, and landed upside down.

Police say the young woman suffered minor injuries, and they're looking into how everything literally went down.  It seems to be quite a week for some heavy lifting.


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