Some poor soul in BK was the victim of a sinkhole incident.
At the intersection of Myrtle Ave & Walworth St, FDNY responded to an emergency call regarding Steven Suarez who got one of his legs eaten by a tiny asphalt pit.
The Daily News reported, “Steven Suarez was pushing a hand truck and crossing a street in Clinton Hill shortly after 11 a.m. when the ground gave way beneath his feet and trapped him in the crosswalk for nearly an hour.”
Peep the Sinkhole that almost peaced Suarez
— Williamsburg News (@WMSBG) August 29, 2017
Can you imagine minding your own business when suddenly you just get sucked in by the streets? I would just start praying for my soul not to be taken by whatever is underneath me.
Suarez was shook as he had no idea what the fate of his entire right leg would be.
He told the the Daily News, “It was terrifying,” said Suarez, 33, of Staten Island. “I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know whether I was going to sink into the floor or what was happening. I was scared. It was my whole entire right leg, up until my tailbone basically.”
Mind you this happened at an intersection so cars were still driving by Suarez’s 3/4 of a body. It was not until pedestrians tried to stop the cars passing by, some traffic cops pulled up, the fire department arrived, and 10 minutes of slow tugging that Suarez was freed from the hole.
“There were cars speeding and passing me, and the pedestrians were trying to stop them. Then the police came and they were controlling the traffic around me until the fire department came down. It was five to 10 minutes. But when I was down there, I wasn’t paying attention to the time, I just wanted to get out.”
Sheesh! The funny part Suarez told his boss at King County Auto Body he wanted to drive today but his boss rightfully declined and said, “it’s not raining yet, walk.”
What a dick.
Most importantly Suarez will be OK as he was taken to the hospital for minor trauma to his leg. Also according to Daily News the “The 5-inch wide, 2-foot deep” pothole will be filled with asphalt.