Sinkhole that swallowed car cost Toledo nearly $100k in repairs

A photo taken by rescuers before the female driver is removed from the sinkhole.

The city of Toledo will foot the nearly $100,000 bill for repairs to a sinkhole that swallowed a moving car in July.

According to the mayor's office, an ordinance will go before Toledo City Council for consideration to pay crews approximately $730,000 for emergency repairs at the site of the giant hole.

The city has said the exact cause of the road cave-in is unclear; however, some have pointed to an outdated sewer line built in the late 1800's.

According to police, a woman travelling southbound on Detroit Ave. at Bancroft drove into the large hole on July 3. The entire vehicle, with driver inside, became engulfed by the hole in the road. The driver was extricated with no serious injuries.

Additional internal costs bring the total bill for repairs to the sinkhole to around $100,000, according to the city.