Wild video shows a massive sinkhole opening up in the Bronx — then completely swallowing a workman’s van.
When CBS2 first arrived at Radcliff Avenue in Morris Park after Monday’s heavy rains, the hole was already the length of at least three cars, with vehicles lined up on its edge.
As its cameras rolled, the ground underneath a parked white van suddenly started crumbling — slowly tipping to its left before it completely tumbled into the gaping hole.
Onlookers, many also catching the fall on film, shouted out in shock, as the crash set off a series of car alarms.
Before his van was swallowed up, owner Tony Papadodoulos had already
reassured CBS2 that he was not worried because he was “alive.”
“I’m all right. Lose the van … it’s life,” he said.
The Department of Environmental Protection could not confirm that the sinkhole was caused by the huge storm Monday, although it had started at the same time, CBS2 noted.
Officials were also investigating if it was connected to a sinkhole that opened up on the same block nearly a year ago, the outlet said.
“It took them three months for them to fix the work and we didn’t have water,” one resident, Joey Saadah, griped about the previous hole last August.
“Now, we’re gonna have no water” again, he said.