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Driver has lucky escape as sinkhole randomly opens up in Rubery road

Anu Shukla 7th Apr, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A DRIVER had a lucky escape when he nearly drove into a sinkhole that suddenly opened up in a road in Rubery.

The almost ‘perfectly circular’ cavernous gap, which measured 4ft by 2ft, opened up randomly on Monday in Leasowe Road.

One resident who did not want to be named told the Standard: “It was my neighbour, who is a policeman, who nearly drove his car into it.

“The strangest thing about this hole was that it was perfectly circular and we can’t understand how or why.”

He added after Worcestershire County Council Highways, there were a lot of people at the scene.

“They managed to do a pretty good job because you can’t see there was ever a hole there.”

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “We were made aware that a hole had appeared in Leasowe Road, Rubery.

“Following investigations, we identified that there was a broken storm drain.

“Repairs were completed on Tuesday,” he added.

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