04/07/2014 10:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Detroit Sinkhole Swallows 2 Cars (VIDEO)

Here's a tip for drivers: steer clear of puddles, because you never know what's they're hiding.

Two cars got stuck in a sinkhole on Detroit's east side Friday evening, according to WJBK-TV. What looked like a bit of flooding at the intersection of McClellan and Felch streets was actually hiding a large hole that caused the driver of a Ford Focus to hit his head on the steering wheel and get stuck, his back wheels lifting off the ground.

But seconds after a truck towed his car away, a second unaware driver made the same mistake. WJBK caught the incident on camera:

Davonte Reed, the driver of the first car, was told that the problem was not the city's fault and the police couldn't help, according to WJBK.

"It's my fault for driving through water. It's my fault for driving on the city street," Reed jokes in the video, above. City workers from the Water and Sewerage Department came to look at the sinkhole Friday, which WJBK reports was caused after a water main -- which had broken and been repaired several months ago -- gave way.

The winter has been tough on Detroit streets and drivers. This most recent sinkhole looks positively harmless compared to one that opened last month on the city's west side:

And as of last month, crews were still working to repair a large hole that opened in the middle of downtown Detroit in January.



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