Frightening experience as woman's car is swallowed by sinkhole

The last thing you'd expect is your car being swallowed whole by the road right?

Well, this is exactly what happened to Ayesha Parker.

John received this email from Fatima Ebrahim, on Ayesha's behalf:

“I wanted to share with you a most horrifying story. On Saturday evening (Nov 1), my friend's mom was driving in the Ottery area on her way home after a day spent out. As she turned into Low Road she suddenly felt the road collapse and in the next moment all she could see was that the car had sunk and the road was above her.

She was disorientated and confused but luckily a couple stopped to help and managed to pull her out. After they pulled her out the car sunk in even further and resulted in a pipe burst causing water to quickly fill the hole.

Clearly had she not been assisted in time this incident could have had more grave consequences. The car is a write-off. However, the financial loss suffered is but one thing.

What I am absolutely appalled about is that the City could allow roads to deteriorate to such a level that it would cause an accident like this.

I shudder to think what would have happened had there been children or elderly people in the car. I think the City owes us all an explanation.”

Ayesha joined John on the line to share her frightening experience.

Listen here to Ayesha's story and for the City's Ernest Sonnenberg's response:


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