Bystanders, Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped in Sinkhole in El Paso

A woman was pulled from a car stuck in a sinkhole in central El Paso, on the evening of Tuesday, August 9, footage online shows.

Footage filmed by Enrique Duenas-Aguilar, a firefighter with the El Paso Fire Department, shows bystanders and fire crews pulling the woman out of the rear windshield of a white car at the intersection of Gateway Boulevard South near Yandell Drive. Moments later the car is swallowed up by the sinkhole.

Duenas-Aguilar told Storyful, “The call came in at 6:41 PM. Three firefighters were also treated at the scene for minor injuries caused when they broke the back window to get the woman out”. He said one female patient was also transported to medical care in stable condition with minor injuries. Credit: Enrique Duenas-Aguilar/El Paso Fire Department via Storyful

Video transcript

- Hey, is she good? Did you talk to her?


- We just passed [INAUDIBLE]

- Yeah?