A Pittsburgh city bus made an unscheduled stop Monday when it suddenly plummeted into sinkhole while waiting at a red light just before 8 a.m. The bus was stopped on Tenth Street at Penn Avenue when the ground beneath it cave it and its rear half collapsed into the newly-formed crater. Stunning photos show the vehicle straddling the edge of the pit with its front wheels floating in the air.
GIANT SINKHOLE: A sinkhole swallowed a bus in downtown Pittsburgh during the Monday morning rush hour. The Port Authority said the bus was stopped at a light when the hole opened up. pic.twitter.com/izgyXKLcBy
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 28, 2019
Fortunately, just two people were aboard, Pittsburgh law enforcement said on Twitter — the driver and one passenger. The passenger was treated for minor injuries. A Blue Kia Optima also fell into the to the pit, and has since been removed. Two large cranes were en route to get the bus out of the sinkhole as of 11 a.m. Public safety is working to determine exactly what caused the sinkhole, but when it happened, a 10-inch water main broke, sending water shooting everywhere. The area was closed to traffic for another eight to 10 hours.