HEROIC: Several good Samaritans save a woman from a flooded sinkhole

https://nypost.com/2022/08/11/woman-dramatically-saved-from-sinkhole-before-car-swallowed/

Woman dramatically saved from sinkhole moments before car swallowed
By Jack Hobbs
August 11, 2022 9:12am Updated

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A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a dramatic video shows her being rescued from her car as a sinkhole opens in the middle of the road.

The woman — who was not identified by police — was driving her white sedan along Yandell and Gateway South in El Paso around 6:40 p.m. when a massive sinkhole opened up beneath her car due to heavy rain the area had received, reported Jam Press.

Several good Samaritans and El Paso firefighters jumped into action and managed to extract the woman from the car before it fell into the pit.

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Good work by these brave fellows.  They could have been swallowed up too.

My question — not answered by the story — was she driving on a already flooded road?

I was taught to never ever drive on water where I couldn’t see the road’s surface. 

Here’s a reminder of that lesson.  Water is very powerful stuff and it doesn’t take much to float a car.

Be afraid and stay alive.

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