Three-metre wide sinkhole opens up and SWALLOWS a Toyota LandCruiser in a Perth suburb
- Three-metre wide sinkhole swallows four-wheel drive vehicle in northern Perth
- Car plunged nose deep into the water-filled hole which was near an intersection
- The vehicle, thought to be a hire car, as crews moved in to drain the hole
- Motorists advised to be cautious with another area having a burst water pipe
A four-wheel drive plunged into a three-metre wide sinkhole that opened underneath a major intersection in Perth‘s north.
The Toyota LandCrusier, believed to be a hire car, was stuck nose deep in the water-filled hole in Beechboro but has been pulled out and taken away.
The ground collapsed from the adjacent footpath all the way across the intersection of Brockmill Avenue and Barlee Way.
A four-wheel drive plunged into a three-metre wide sinkhole that opened up in Perth’s north on Tuesday morning
Work crews are trying to drain the hole and police are diverting traffic with motorists advised to drive cautiously.
A burst water main also created a separate road hazard on Centro Avenue, in Perth’s west.
Water flooded the road and surrounding area.
The force of the deluge swept away fences and part of the footpath.
Perth police have been kept busy with a sinkhole opening in Perth’s northern suburbs and a burst water main flooding a highway in the west
Drinking water has now been cut off to 60 local residents.
Police were called to the scene to manage the chaos.
It is the second time in space of a month the water mains on Centro Avenue has burst and last time it claimed a luxury car as a victim.
A Mercedes-Benz was completely submerged in a watery sinkhole that opened after the water mains burst in the suburb of Subiaco.
Wanneroo Road in Perth’s north was the site a giant sinkhole that opened during March
The owner, who was a university student studying with some friends, watched on helplessly.
As a precautionary measure an adjacent block of units was evacuated.
In March a burst water main led to another massive sinkhole causing chaos in the Perth’s northern suburb of Wangara.
The hole brought down a street light and kept crews busy trying to repair it for 12 hours.