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New York Man's Leg Swallowed By Mid-street Sinkhole

Aug. 30 (Odd News Media) --  A man crossing a street in Brooklyn ended up in an unusual predicament when his leg was swallowed up by a small sinkhole in the road.
Stephen Suarez, 28, said he was just walking across Myrtle Ave. in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday when the road gave way under one of his legs.
"When I fell, I fell straight down. I fell on my tailbone -- fell straight through," Suarez told CBS New York. "I was in a lot of pain."
Suarez said he was less than a block away from his job at Kings County Auto Body when it happened.
"I thought I was going to fall straight through the ground completely," he said. "I was like, 'Oh no, what the hell is about to happen to me?'"
A video tweeted by @NYScanner shows Suarez being hoisted out of his predicament by firefighters.
Suarez said he is recovering from a hairline fracture in his leg.
The city Department of Transportation said the hole was patched up to prevent further incidents, and the Department of Environmental Protection is working to determine the cause of the sinkhole.

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