On Friday morning, 07/26/19, a car was reported to have fallen into a hole located near 15th and Lexington in Big Spring. It is the second time that an incident like this has happened in the area within a few months.
In an interview with our news partners at CBS 7, the driver of the vehicle Cyndra George said that she had driven through some water and then the ground sunk beneath her. She stated that water rushed into her car and the sides of her car were hit by rocks. She also noted that the tow truck alone had cost her $1800, and she’s able to file a claim with the city.
According to Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason, the hole was a result of a water main break that washed out the dirt from under the road. It’s the same section of water line that caused the first sunken car back in May. It’s also one of the several sections that Big Spring City Council members approved to have replaced, and, according to Mayor Thomason, should begin within the next 2-3 weeks.
Thomason told KBest News, “We’re not happy with the accident, and we’re very sorry that it happened.” He also advised that council had recently voted to approve the reimbursement for accident that happened in May.
Thomason went on to say that he wanted to assure people that they are trying to make things better and get things fixed. He noted that they will do what is within their ability to take care of Big Spring residents.
He also urged the public to avoid driving through water flooded roads as to prevent future incidents from occurring. Noting if possible, for people to drive around areas of water.