EASTON, Pa. - A doorbell camera captured the shocking moment when an SUV was swallowed up by a sinkhole in Easton.

It happened Monday afternoon in a neighborhood on the city's south side, where the mayor says another sinkhole popped up weeks ago.

Video shows a black SUV heading toward the intersection of James and East Kleinhans streets when all of the sudden the street gives in and the truck goes backwards.

"I just heard this loud boom kind of sound. It kind of sounded like the garbage can going into the back of a garbage truck," said neighbor Tanya Rinebold.

The vehicle, nearly vertical with the wipers on and smoke coming out of the tailpipe, sat like that for more than an hour while water gushed under the street.

A neighbor told 69 News the driver was able to get out of the vehicle and was not seriously injured.

Neighbors said they noticed brown water hours before the sinkhole opened up.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto said a water main break caused the sinkhole, the second one in the last few weeks.

"When these houses were built, they said they were built on sinkholes. So...that's why the insurance for these houses in this area is a little higher for anywhere else...I never expected something like this," said resident DaMary Flores, who has lived on James Street for 10 years.

Neighbors say they're just glad the driver made it out safely and that his children weren't in the car when it happened.

Crews removed the SUV from the sinkhole and worked for hours to fill in the hole.

Road closed for sinkhole repair in Easton

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