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Sinkhole Swallows A Man And His Motorcycle

Yesterday, in Augusta, Georgia, a man and his motorcycle were felled by a sinkhole that opened up outside of a shopping center. This is just the latest sinkhole for the city, according to The Augusta Chronicle, which also saw one swallow a garbage truck last May.

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It’s not known what condition the motorcyclist is in, though he and his bike were pulled out of the sinkhole by firefighters. The man was not identified; his injuries were said to be minor.

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Two recent sinkholes in the city have been the result of pipes leaking underground. The latest is near a storm drain, though the cause wasn’t immediately determined.

The Chronicle also has some video from the scene.

Be careful out there!

News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.

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