Video: Sinkhole swallows car in Annandale

A care drove into and was stuck in a large sinkhole on Hummer Road and Pleasant Way in Annandale on Monday. (Courtesy of Fairfax County Connector )
December 9, 2013

A driver drove her car into a sinkhole in Annandale Monday morning, while trying to avoid a tree downed during the winter storm, Fairfax County police said. The aftermath of the accident was captured in a video posted on Facebook by Fairfax Connector.

Police said the 23-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Hummer Road shortly after 7 a.m., when she veered around the tree just south of Pleasant Way. The front end of her car plunged into the water-filled hole and the vehicle was flooded.

The woman was not injured in the crash. Police believe the sinkhole was caused by a water main defect.

“It’s not that uncommon with all the freezing and thawing,” said Lucy Caldwell, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman.

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