A giant sinkhole that opened up in downtown Pittsburgh during Monday morning rush hour, on Oct. 28, swallowed the back part of a city bus, leaving the front half hanging several feet above the road and the only passenger with a minor injury.
The Port Authority bus was stopped at a red light when a rectangular hole in the street opened up beneath it, swallowing the rear half of the bus, Port Authority of Allegheny County officials said.
A photo shows the front of the bus jutting out and the front wheels of a car dangling over the sinkhole’s edge.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene near the Westin Hotel after a call just before 8 a.m.
Only the driver and one passenger were on board when the bus fell in. Both were safely able to escape, and the lone passenger was being treated for a minor injury.
Officials send a tow truck to drag the fallen bus out of the street.
UPDATE: The Blue Kia Optima has been safely removed from sink crew. Officials examining bus.
Contrary to some reports, there are no evacuation orders in place at this time. Subject to change. Updates to come. https://t.co/VHLaIn9UFO pic.twitter.com/D2iYgPnDcE
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