In numerous posts on this site, potholes and the danger they pose to motorcyclists are discussed.
A similar danger is posed by sinkholes. Sinkholes, although less common than potholes, can pose the same – if not greater – danger to motorcyclists than do potholes. Many sinkholes are large and very deep.
On May 7, 2015, CBS Chicago published an article (with video) titled “Sink Holes Sprouting On North Side.” The article discusses sinkholes, particularly those in Chicago’s North Center and Roscoe Village neighborhoods, and a woman that was injured after she accidentally stepped into one.
An excerpt from the article:
Sink holes are not to be confused with potholes. Potholes are holes in an otherwise intact street. The sink holes occur with cave-ins, and the city’s Water Department is responsible for fixing the infrastructure.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the CBS Chicago article mentioned above.
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