Have You Survived A Sinkhole?

August 17th, 2010 by

Can you see that poor 2007 Cadillac Escalade sitting at the bottom of that sinkhole? Have you ever seen a sinkhole that big? This is one odd story but it has a very happy ending so I just had to share it with my readers. The main thing is the driver of this car is ok, but I can’t say the same for his car.

Lance Treankler, who lost his 2007 Cadillac Escalade to a sinkhole, is again behind the wheel of a 2007 Escalade thanks to Caddy’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. Treankler’s original Escalade was left inoperable last month after plunging 20 feet into a sinkhole in downtown Milwaukee. Treankler was able to climb out of the sinkhole with the help of an onlooker.  Fortunately, the insurance policy on the Escalade covered the accident.

Treankler (above, right) replaced his lost machine with a nearly indentical CPO ’07 Escalade, saying “…living in Wisconsin, I like the way it drives. It’s a beast in the winter.” The 25-year-old Milwaukee resident says he’s had some back pain from the fall but escaped serious harm.  While Treankler escaped from the sinkhole, his original Escalade kept running for 28 hours before being hauled out with a crane. “It was a pretty surreal moment,” Treankler said. “Everything happened so quickly. I’m just happy to be out and alive.” – Edmunds Daily

Can you believe that? I’ve never seen such a thing. Have you?

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