A motorist had a lucky escape after driving their car directly into a massive sinkhole that opened up in a residential area in Essex after Storm Ciara hit the United Kingdom.
Images of the vehicle show the car submerged in the hole.
The incident happened in Essex.
In the images that were shared with the public, emergency workers were trying to pull it out from the massive hole.
The massive hole appeared in the early hours of this morning in Essex.
According to locals, they heard a commotion outside.
Upon investigating, they saw a Toyota car inside the sinkhole nose first, which opened up on Hatch Road in Brentwood.
It is unclear if the driver of the vehicle was injured during the incident.
Ollie Watson, a local, stumbled upon the dramatic scene outside his house at around 2:30 am.
Watson, a 50-year-old, said he did not hear the crash, which happened a few doors down.
He said he went to investigate after his daughter mentioned a disturbance outside.
He said I thought it was a road accident at first. We didn’t hear it. Our daughter heard a bit of a commotion.”
He added, “We then thought that the fire brigade had cut the car in half – but it was actually just sticking out of the hole. It’s very unusual. My neighbors were out there, and a few people from across the road.”
He continued, “I imagine that it will sit there for a while. They must be worried about more sinking, I suppose. I had to be let through the cordon to go to work this morning.”
Storm Ciara hit the United Kingdom earlier this week.
The strong storm left 5 people dead.