Massive sinkhole swallows three cars in Chicago

A driver was injured when a 40-foot sinkhole swallowed three cars on a residential street in the US city of Chicago today.

Three cars slid into the sinkhole and a fourth was towed from the edge Credit: EBU

Witnesses said the man was trying to drive his car around the hole when the road gave way, the Chicago Tribune newspaper reported. He suffered minor head injuries.

The sinkhole opened up after a water main broke in the South Deering neighborhood of the city, the paper said.