A Minnesota teen managed to survive driving into a gaping sinkhole in Minnesota by climbing out the back window, police said Tuesday.
The sinkhole formed after a culvert under the road washed out due to heavy rains in the area, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office said. The 16-year-old boy wasn’t injured.
“This 16-year-old driver was very lucky to have escaped without any injuries thanks in part to his seat [belt] and air bags,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
Another example of the power of Mother Nature! Following a significant rainfall in Renville County, this township road washed out around the culvert beneath. This 16-year-old driver was very lucky to have escaped without any injuries thanks in part to his seat bealt and air bags. Remember, always BUCKLE UP; you just never know what situation you might encounter!
Gepostet von Renville County Sheriff's Office am Dienstag, 3. Juli 2018
The teen got his driver’s license last month and only had the car for a few weeks before the gaping hole swallowed it, the boy’s grandmother, Candace Leopold, told WCCO-TV.
Leopold said the teen was on his way to work at a farm near Redwood Falls when he got into the accident.