Sinkhole swallows Florida woman's Smart Car

A Florida woman says she is happy to be alive after a sinkhole swallowed her Smart Car whole.

September 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Florida woman says she is happy to be alive after a sinkhole swallowed her Smart Car whole.

Madeline Keeble was driving on the property of the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach on Monday. She says she was trying to get around a water main break, but didn't realize how saturated the ground was. That's when her Smart Car began filling with water.

"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.

Keeble says a tow truck eventually pulled her car out the sinkhole. She says she's grateful she made it out of the car without a scratch.