VIDEO: Driver nearly swallowed as sinkhole opens beneath traffic jam

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DENVER — This Russian driver got a sudden sinking feeling while commuting.

This video comes from Tyumen, a city some 1,600 miles east of Moscow. It appears to show a driver suddenly realizing that he’s about to be swallowed by a sinkhole and  narrowly escaping through a traffic jam.

About 1:15 into the video, you can see the cracks appearing in the road, and a few seconds later a portion of it collapses into the earth.