Ann Maria Boi Jones, the owner of a Hyundai Accent was terrified when she saw that her beloved car went down in a hole in the ground in Holiday, Florida. The 63-year-old woman lives near the corner of Button and Torch streets, which have been condemned by the huge hole that opened in the ground and swallowed a car whole.
The owner of the Hyundai said that at 10:45 a.m. she saw that the tires of her car appeared to be sinking in her driveway at 1728 Torch St. About 15 minutes later she saw that her car was swallowed by a hole up to the hood. The sinkhole was apparently ten foot by ten.
The woman got very scared and started to grab as many things as possible and get out of the house because she thought the whole house will be swallowed.
She blames the incident on a nearby construction site that was building a sewer lift station.
The woman who saw when her car was swallowed by a hole in the ground said that:
“I don’t think it’s anything else because of the fact that we are in Florida and it’s mostly sand – you know – the land is sand.”
The woman also added that the construction site is extremely loud and wakes her up at 7 in the morning and finish their loud digging way after 12 at night.
The emergency teams recommend that five other homes from the neighborhood should be evacuated to avoid any possible incidents.
The geologists who analyzed the hole that swallowed a car whole say the hole is not getting wider but it’s getting deeper.
Larry Pickering, the property manager where the woman whose car was swallowed by a hole lives, said that he is really worried about any further risks that could affect his other tenants. He also blames the construction site saying:
“They think the hole is getting bigger. There’s a lot of people in danger. These homes are in danger. The sewage project out there. I blame them.”
Pickering added that the team of diggers had been drawing water out of the ground and he fears that they might have hit an aquifer, making the ground unstable and susceptible to collapse.