1 person injured after 2 cars fall into massive sinkhole in Studio City

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
2 cars plunge into massive sinkhole in Studio City
Fire crews pulled a driver out from underground after two cars plunged into a massive sinkhole in Studio City Friday night. The second driver escaped before falling in the hole.

STUDIO CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two cars fell into a massive sinkhole in Studio City Friday night, leaving one person injured.

Ambulances and rescue crews were at the scene of the 20-foot sinkhole at about 8 p.m. near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Woodbridge Street, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

At least one person was trapped when the first vehicle plunged through the hole, until fire crews were able to pull the woman out of the vehicle. The victim was rushed to the hospital in unknown condition, officials said.

Just minutes later, a second vehicle, which was unoccupied, was swallowed up in the hole.

Water was seen raging in the hole underneath the roadway, where the cars were flipped upside down.

Fire officials urged drivers to avoid the area of Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards as crews worked to get the vehicles out of the sinkhole.