Sink hole drama in Calpe as car falls into gaping gap in the road

GAPING HOLE: Part of a road in Calpe collapsed on Sunday afternoon. CREDIT: David Stockton

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after the road opened up beneath him in Calpe port at around 5.30pm yesterday (Sunday, March 1).

Local resident David Stockton told Euro Weekly News: “There was excitement in Avenida del Port Calpe outside the Port hotel when a car driving over the road fell into a sink hole. Fortunately it was the front right hand wheel that went down the large hole, and no one was injured; just shocked at the sudden stop.”

The local police arrived on the scene shortly afterwards to stop and divert the traffic, before efforts were made to inspect and cover the hole with a metal plate.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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