Giant sinkhole swallows motorist alive in stomach-churning incident (VIDEO)

Mother Nature flexed her muscles in Minnesota this week as torrential downpours almost claimed the life of a 16-year-old motorist after his car was swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up on a road.

The teenager was on his way to work on a local farm near Redwood Falls when he accidently drove into a massive hole that had recently been cut away in the road by heavy rainfall.

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According to Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was lucky to survive the incident without serious injury. “The 16-year-old driver was very lucky to have escaped without any injuries thanks in part to his seat belt and air bags,” a Renville County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said.

The driver was reportedly able to free himself from the crash car by smashing a back window. Police footage from the scene shows the dark colored vehicle upright in a large trench as water flows near the bonnet. It’s unclear if the car will ever drive again.

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