Car Accident In Kane County, Illinois Caused By A Sinkhole

Kane County Vehicle Accident Involving A Sinkhole

There was an early morning vehicle accident Tuesday morning (July 1, 2014) in unincorporated Kane County in which two vehicle drove into a large sinkhole.  The accident happened near Burlington, on Thomas Road near McDonald Road, at approximately 4:00 a.m.

The accident happened after a period of intense storms and rain, which likely caused the hole that opened, which was wider than the two-lane road.

The first vehicle that was “swallowed” into the sinkhole was driven by a 41-year-old woman, who had her 15-year-old son as a passenger.  After that car fell into the sinkhole, a pickup truck drove into the sinkhole, driving on top of the car.

The area was remote, and a lack of light likely made the missing pavement hard to see.

The mother and son in the car had to be extricated by firefighters.  They were taken to a local hospital with injuries considered minor.  The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the accident scene.

Additional Details And Possible Updates Concerning This Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 1, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Huge Sinkhole Swallows Two Vehicles in Kane County” as well as the July 1 CBS Chicago article titled “Car Falls Into Sinkhole In Kane County.”


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