Florida sinkhole swallows smart car, driver escapes

CREATED Sep 17, 2013

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (KTNV) -- A woman's quick thinking helped her escape from her sinking smart car, just seconds before it fully submerged underground.

Madaline Keeble said she drove through what looked like a water main break and didn't realize how saturated the ground was underneath it.

"I saw some water on the road and I saw the security officer in his car at the corner, and I made my turn and 20 seconds later I had water in my smart car up to my ears," said Keeble.

She said her little smart car quickly filled up with water and that's when she grabbed her belongings and fled.

The road where it happened was blocked off as the property management company investigated.