A 89-year-old man drove his grey Nissan sedan into a deep pit in Brooklyn this week!
It happened at a construction site on Bedford Avenue and Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay.
“The company did a really good job getting him out,” FDNY Chief Daniel Woods said. “He ... seems pretty OK.”
In order to get the victim out of the car, the FDNY used wood beams to shore up the hole and then cut the door open. Firefighters then used a tow truck to remove the car from the pit.
The driver was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in stable condition, authorities said. He had no passengers in the car.
Firefighters used wood beams to shore up the hole and then cut the door open to extricate the victim. A tow truck came to remove the car from the pit.
Woods called the incident “very unusual.” He said the city Department of Environmental Protection dug the pit to work on the water mains or sewer pipes.
“I’m pretty sure the road was blocked off and he went around (the fence). We’re not sure what really happened, though,” said Woods. “He was very lucky because there’s gas mains running up and down each side where the car’s at.”