A car swallowed by an east Ottawa sinkhole is now shifting inside a storm sewer. Ottawa fire officials said the car drove into the hole on Highway 174 at the Jeanne d’Arc off ramp at around 5:10 p.m on Tuesday.
Paramedics said 48-year-old driver Juan Pedro Unger, the only person inside, suffered a minor leg injury after getting out of the car. "I see ahead on the road this black patch that actually looked like fresh pavement, ... as I approached I thought 'Well I don’t know if they’re building anything here,'" said Mr Unger.
"I hear 'Bam! Bam! Bam!' like big loud noises and shaking, my immediate thought was ‘Oh my God, I hope I’m not getting killed and crushed here.’" Unger said he then started hearing voices asking if he was OK before two people helped pull him out.
"Given what I saw and what I went through, I’m just lucky to be alive," he said. "I hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else." Ottawa city officlals said the car is shifting inside the storm sewer it fell into. Contractors have been hired to see how far in it's moved.
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