Mother Nature flexed her muscles in Minnesota this week as torrential downpours almost claimed the life of a 16-year-old motorist after his car was swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up on a road.
The teenager was on his way to work on a local farm near Redwood Falls when he accidently drove into a massive hole that had recently been cut away in the road by heavy rainfall.
According to Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was lucky to survive the incident without serious injury. “The 16-year-old driver was very lucky to have escaped without any injuries thanks in part to his seat belt and air bags,” a Renville County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said.
The driver was reportedly able to free himself from the crash car by smashing a back window. Police footage from the scene shows the dark colored vehicle upright in a large trench as water flows near the bonnet. It’s unclear if the car will ever drive again.
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