Uber driver mistakes sinkhole for puddle, car plunges into muck

A file image of a sinkhole.
A file image of a sinkhole.

Credit: Andrew Francis Wallace

Credit: Andrew Francis Wallace

A Colorado Uber driver who thought he was driving across a puddle early Friday morning quickly discovered that he was plunging into a sinkhole.

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The 6-foot-deep sinkhole was caused by a water main break, KDVR reported.

The Uber driver didn't have any passengers at the time of the accident. He was not injured, but his car is a total loss, authorities said.