Sinkhole swallows up a car in west Toledo

Roads closed due to sinkhole near Bancroft St. and Detroit Ave.

A sinkhole in West Toledo swallowed up a car Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bancroft and Detroit Ave.

According to Toledo Police, a woman travelling southbound on Detroit Ave. drove into the large sinkhole. The entire car was engulfed by the hole in the road. The woman, Pamela Knox, 60, was extricated by the Toledo Fire Department and taken to a nearby hospital. No serious injuries were reported.

Police say the following intersections will be closed for an extended period of time as repairs are made: Monroe and Detroit, Bancroft and Detroit, Detroit and Horace, Bancroft and Forrest, and Bancroft and Sylvan.