Kenosha officer's squad hits road dip that becomes sinkhole

CREATED Apr 21, 2014

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KENOSHA - A police officer was responding to a report of a fight when her squad car fell into an 18-inch deep hole in the road.

"I had just left another call," Ofc. Brandie Pie told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray.  "I had my tin here and I had a camera.  This is the stuff that all went flying this way."
 
As a street crew rolled out orange barrels, that dip in the road got bigger.  
 
"It just started crumbling and falling down into the hole," said Nathan Kivi, who lives near the hole.  "They put cones around it as soon as it happened, but eventually a couple cones fell into the hole and it just kept expanding."
 
The city's public works department says a water main break is to blame.
 
Officer Pie went to the hospital as a precaution.
 
"Unfortunately, I smacked my head on the side, so I had this line down my face," Pie said.  "It's gone now."
 
The squad car incurred minor damage to the undercarriage.