A huge sinkhole that opened up a few days ago in London almost ate a helpless Vauxhall Zafira.
The seven-seat people carrier was parked on the side of the road by owner Ghazi Hassan who came to visit his brother in Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, South East London. The sinkhole opened up overnight and the police arrived at the scene at about 3:20 AM and around that time the owner woke up to find his car with only two wheels on the road.
Thinking that he actually can’t do anything about it, Hassan went back to sleep and woke up in the morning. The insurance company has been informed about the peculiar incident and by now the blue MPV is probably in the repair shop. Luckily, the Zafira did not fell entirely in the sinkhole and most likely the damages are not too serious.
The cause of the sinkhole is yet to be determined, but BBC Radio London speculates it happened because of heavy rain that hit the city in recent days. The huge crater that almost swallowed the Zafira is estimated to be at least 30-feet long, 10-feet wide, and with a depth of approximately 10 feet. According to professor Geology Phil Collins at Brunel University, the road sits on 50-million-year-old sand and gravel, making the tarmac quite unstable especially after heavy rains.
Perhaps this was a sign from the above that life is indeed too short to drive boring cars.