Storm Aftermath: Sinkhole Swallows Two Cars in Illinois [Video]
The aftermath from last night's strong storms has taken it's toll just east of Sycamore, IL. Sinkholes are now a reality in Illinois.
Two cars fell into a sinkhole Monday night in rural Kane County.
Early this morning, Kane County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at Thomas Road and McDonald Roads in nearby Burlington Township. When deputies arrived they found a Ford Taurus that had been driven into a part of the roadway that had been completely washed out. Prior to their arrival, a Chevy pickup truck, had driven over the vehicle first vehicle.
Deputies said that fire personnel had to extricate the two people from the Taurus. Both individuals in the Taurus were taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in Sycamore with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was treated and released at the scene, according to officials.
According to press release Kane County Sheriff’s Department
“This is a rural area and there are no streetlights. It is unknown exactly why that section of roadway was washed out; however it appears to have been related to the overnight storms. The area is described as a sinkhole approximately 10 feet in diameter and deep enough that the Taurus was completely below ground level. Thomas Rd between Middleton Rd and McDonald Rd will be closed
indefinitely due to the damage to the roadway. No tickets were issues as a result of this crash.”