Sinkhole swallows car on driveway in Buckinghamshire

A sinkhole measuring 30ft deep has opened up on the driveway of a house, swallowing a parked car in Walter's Ash, Buckinghamshire.

According to Bucks Free Press, watch manager Stuart Grosse said: “We get few calls of this nature, mainly in the south of the county. Historically, holes have appeared in the area due to clay mining.”

Firefighters were called to a sinkhole that was 30ft deep and15ft in diameter. Credit: Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters were called to the incident early this morning, and have since placed a cordon around the house.

The matter has been passed to Wycombe District Council to decide what steps to take next.

The sinkhole swallowed a parked car in the driveway of a house in Main Road, Walter's Ash. Credit: Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service