PHOTOS: Sidewalk Sinkhole Opens & Swallows Mother and Baby

A woman in London was minding her own business, pushing her baby down the sidewalk in a stroller, when the pavement suddenly gave way.

Witnesses saw the duo instantly disappear into the ground. Kate Sissons happened to be there when it happened.

“OMG! Poor woman and pram just disappeared down this hole on North End Rd. She’s stuck down there,” Sissons shared on Instagram.

A photo posted by Kate Sissons (@ktkittenkat) on


Another witness told reporters that one minute the woman was there and the next she was nowhere to be seen.

Mother and baby were eventually pulled from the sinkhole. They were taken to a nearby hospital, where thankfully they were found to be in good health.

The following photo is a Google StreetView image of the spot where they fell.

google earth photo of block where woman disappeared