Western Brooklyn

Sinkhole Swallows Van On New Utrecht Avenue In Borough Park

Screenshot of News 12 report.
Screenshot of News 12 report.

City officials from the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Environmental Protection visited Borough Park on Sunday morning after a large van was partially sucked into a sinkhole.

The van was parked on 39th Street and New Utrecht Avenue, where it sank through the asphalt in the middle of the night. A tow truck eventually pulled the van free.

Neighbors told News 12 that they believe the sinkhole formed due to nearby construction.

With the rough winter, there are a number of significant potholes and sinkholes plaguing the neighborhood. Do you know of some severe ones that need attention? Let us know in the comments.