At 4:28 PM on August 12, 2014 interior designer R O X Y from Mercyhurst University tweeted this picture. That is the Hollywood tans on McKnight Road in Ross Township aka North Hills aka Ross Park Mall area. This was right after a sudden rainstorm.
What causes sinkholes? A variety of things including old mines or more commonly “sinkholes occur in urban areas due to water main breaks or sewer collapses when old pipes give way. They can also occur from the overpumping and extraction of groundwater and subsurface fluids,” says Wikipedia.
Just think about how embarrassing this would be for the car owner if it happened in front of the Adult Mart down the road.
Pic taken and tweeted by @RoxyOglesby
Pic shared by @ElistaB