Truck collapses into massive sink hole in Park Slope

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A massive sinkhole caused a truck to partially fall below the street.
Photo by Todd Maisel

A five-ton construction truck collapsed into a large sink hole in Park Slope Thursday morning, according to authorities.

The massive water main construction truck — carrying tools and supplies for Liberty Water and Sewer — collapsed into the nine-by-seven foot hole in the street at 15th Street and Fourth Avenue at around 11 am.

The roadway collapsed due to a leak on a private pipe belonging to a home on 15th Street — just feet away — according to reps with the Department of Environmental Planning.

No gas mains were effected by the collapse, and no one was reported injured, Fire Department officials said.

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Firefighters worked to remove the truck from the hole.Photo by Todd Maisel

This story has been updated to reflect the cause of the sinkhole. It was a pipe leak on private property, according to authorities.

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