Florida Sinkhole Swallows Car

November 12, 2014

Six Tampa Bay, Fla., families were evacuated after a car fell into a hole that developed in a driveway.

Pasco County officials say the hole that developed Monday in Holiday was 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep. County spokesman Doug Tobin says engineers had not confirmed that it was sinkhole.

Officials say the mobile home where the hole developed and five others nearby were evacuated as a safety precaution. No one was injured.

Building inspectors have condemned the mobile home on the brink of the hole.

Tobin says the property owner will be responsible for doing a geological survey and fixing the hole. The county is working on a sewer lift station nearby but Tobin says it doesn’t appear that the work caused the hole.

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