Family evacuated from home after sinkhole swallows car

Bucks Free Press: Family evacuated from home after sinkhole swallows car Family evacuated from home after sinkhole swallows car

A FAMILY in Walter’s Ash has been evacuated from their home after a sinkhole opened up in their driveway and swallowed their car.

Firefighters were called to Main Road in the village at 8.32am after the family awoke to discover their Volkswagen Lupo at the bottom of the hole.

The sink hole is estimated to be about 15ft in diameter and 30ft deep.

Watch manager Stuart Grosse said: “A hole has opened up outside of the property in the driveway where the family leave their car.

“They parked it there last night and woke up to find it covered in mud at the bottom of this hole.

“We get few calls of this nature, mainly in the south of the county. Historically, holes have appeared in the area due to clay mining.”

A cordon is in place around the house and the matter has now been passed into the hands of Wycombe District Council’s Building Control.

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3:49pm Sun 2 Feb 14

motco says...

Gulp!
Gulp! motco
  • Score: 9

6:10pm Sun 2 Feb 14

tigeran says...

Looks like the average pothole on the roads around bucks!!
Looks like the average pothole on the roads around bucks!! tigeran
  • Score: 44

7:53pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Jon10 says...

So HS2 tunnels won't be noticed, eh?
So HS2 tunnels won't be noticed, eh? Jon10
  • Score: 13

10:01pm Sun 2 Feb 14

nat27 says...

Dont pass it to Wycombe Council for Christ sake!
At the rate they fill in pot holes around here the hole won't be filled for at least 3 years!!!
Dont pass it to Wycombe Council for Christ sake! At the rate they fill in pot holes around here the hole won't be filled for at least 3 years!!! nat27
  • Score: 20

10:37am Mon 3 Feb 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Odd luck... there's also a program on TV about them tonight....
Odd luck... there's also a program on TV about them tonight.... Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 5

12:30pm Mon 3 Feb 14

The_Man says...

What this small country village needs now that this susceptibility to life-threatening sinkholes is a huge amount of HGV lorries rumbling through, shaking the ground..............
.. as per the proposed change of use from a countryside horse riding school into a large industrial HGV lorry terminal.
This little village & its inhabitants are DOOMED once all that additional heavy traffic is approved. What an irresponsible thing for the council to even be considering. Its very nearly approved too !
What this small country village needs now that this susceptibility to life-threatening sinkholes is a huge amount of HGV lorries rumbling through, shaking the ground.............. .. as per the proposed change of use from a countryside horse riding school into a large industrial HGV lorry terminal. This little village & its inhabitants are DOOMED once all that additional heavy traffic is approved. What an irresponsible thing for the council to even be considering. Its very nearly approved too ! The_Man
  • Score: 0

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