Ever zoom down the sidewalk and think what would happen if the Earth somehow fell out from underneath you? Well my friends, this nightmare was realized on some poor guy in St. Paul, Minnesota today.

And the culprit: A water main pipe leak that caused the earth to give way. As a wheelchair-user this has been a fear of mine for years. This is why I dodge sewer grates everytime I have to drive over one. And wow, they say he’ll be ok, they hole was only a bit deeper than the man’s height, but he’s “pretty banged up” they say. I bet he’ll have a fear of sidewalks for a long while to come. For reals.

The full story on this wacky incident can be found here: http://www.twincities.com/ci_16011209.

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  1. Matt September 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm Reply

    My dog has always dodged grates and man-hole covers – anything on the ground made of metal.

    Now i know why! 😉

  2. Tiffiny September 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Animals are smarter than we give them credit for 🙂 At least when it comes to always having an exit strategy…

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