Woman rescued after car falls into central El Paso sinkhole

EL PASO, TX — According to KVIA, a woman was saved by responding crews Tuesday night as her car became submerged in a large sinkhole near central El Paso.

El Paso Fire crews were called to the scene at Gateway South Boulevard and Yandell Drive at around 6:42 p.m.

Details remain limited, but images captured at the site show a heavy volume of water shooting out from a large sinkhole at the intersection.

Firefighters worked to remove the female driver from her car as the vehicle sunk deeper into the opening.

El Paso Police confirmed one patient suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. Three fire crew members were also evaluated for injuries, but it was unclear whether they required transport.

Motorists in the area were diverted at Boone during the emergency response.

No further details have been provided at this time.


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