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 A Long Island woman loses her car in a sinkhole in her own driveway, all while she was still inside the vehicle!

Gail Sorrentino was getting into the vehicle at her Rockville Centre home Friday when the car suddenly began to sink.

Rockville Centre fire Chief John Thorp was among the first to arrive on the scene he quickly grabbed a ladder and pulled Sorrentino through her driver side window.

"She keeps her cell phone in the car, when she realized she was actually in the ground, and she called 911 and the fire department came right away," says Sorrentino's friend, Howard Osoborne.

It still remains a question, how the ground could just collapse.

Sergeant Paul Pope of Rockville Centre police says it was just an accident.

 "What happened was the homeowner was attempting to leave her residence got in her car there was an empty cesspool which collapsed under her vehicle the Rockville Centre Fire Department responded and successfully extricated her from the vehicle without any injuries and at this point we're just waiting to have the vehicle removed by a tow company," he says.

Investigators say excessive decay from a years-old cesspool under the driveway mixed with this past week's dramatic temperature hike caused the massive pothole.

      

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