Car swallowed by sinkhole in Georgia

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by Kevin Rowson / WXIA

WXIA

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- While many motorists were stranded on Georgia's roads and highways Tuesday night, one young man may have had the scariest commute of all.

A Woodstock High School student driving home from school shortly before 1 p.m. lost control of his car on an icy part of Towne Lake Parkway.

The 1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 slid down a hill, jumped a curb and hit a fire hydrant, which began to spew water.

The driver, Alec Monroe, managed to get out of the car before a sinkhole formed. Within half an hour, the Mercedes was submerged.

Monroe said his mother's credit card, all his school supplies and his winter jacket were inside the car. Thankfully, he was not hurt.

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