When we think of fire crews rescuing people with ladders, we usually imagine them using them to get somewhere higher. However ladders can also be handy to rescue someone from below too! A Toledo woman escaped serious injury yesterday when a large sink-hole opened up in the road in front of her car whilst she was driving. Ms Knox was unable to stop the vehicle in time and ended up at the bottom of the hole, estimated to be over 10 foot deep.

A fireman helps Ms Knox out of the sinkhole her car fell into via a ladder.

Luckily firemen, complete with the aforementioned ladders, were soon on the scene and after a few minutes and Ms Knox was able to climb out largely unaided. It is thought that the sinkhole opened up due to the heavy rains the area has been having.