Police SUV Swallowed By Sinkhole In Colorado

 

A police officer suffered minor injuries after his SUV plummeted into a sinkhole that opened up following heavy rains near Denver, Colorado. Sergeant Greg Miller was driving through a major street in Sheridan when the road gave way, and he plunged into a 15-foot water-filled hole.

"I was on basic patrol driving down the road and the next I know there's a big bam," Miller told KDVR . "And I realize I'm down in this hole with water rushing around me. Dirt walls. And the only thing I can think of is I better get out of here."

Miller managed to climb onto the roof of his vehicle and get back onto solid ground. He was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. 

Pulling the SUV from the sinkhole was complicated because there was an exposed gas line which needed to be dealt with before they could start work to remove the vehicle.

The storms also caused another sinkhole nearby, which swallowed a woman's car. Luckily, she managed to escape her car before it crashed into the hole. 

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