Wild video shows an enormous sinkhole opening up in the Bronx — then utterly swallowing a workman’s van.
When CBS2 first arrived at Radcliff Avenue in Morris Park after Monday’s heavy rains, the gap was already the size of a minimum of three vehicles, with autos lined up on its edge.
As its cameras rolled, the floor beneath a parked white van out of the blue began crumbling — slowly tipping to its left earlier than it utterly tumbled into the gaping gap.
Onlookers, many additionally catching the fall on movie, shouted out in shock, as the crash set off a collection of automobile alarms.
Earlier than his van was swallowed up, proprietor Tony Papadodoulos had already
reassured CBS2 that he was not anxious as a result of he was “alive.”
“I’m all right. Lose the van … it’s life,” he stated.
The Division of Environmental Safety couldn’t affirm that the sinkhole was brought on by the big storm Monday, though it had began at the identical time, CBS2 famous.
Officers had been additionally investigating if it was linked to a sinkhole that opened up on the identical block almost a yr in the past, the outlet stated.
“It took them three months for them to fix the work and we didn’t have water,” one resident, Joey Saadah, griped about the earlier gap final August.
“Now, we’re gonna have no water” once more, he stated.