Without warning, a massive sinkhole swallowed up two cars in glitzy Studio City, Ca., Friday night near Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Woodbridge Street. One person was injured as a woman’s car fell in the cavernous hole.

EMS and police arrived to the chaotic scene at around 8pm in the Hollywood suburb and home to many celebrities and entertainment industry folks. Circling news helicopters caught the frantic event on video.


At least one person was trapped when the first vehicle plunged through the hole, until fire crews were able to pull the woman out of the vehicle. The victim was rushed to the hospital in unknown condition, officials said. Just minutes later, a second vehicle, which was unoccupied, was swallowed up in the hole. Water was seen raging in the hole underneath the roadway, where the cars were flipped upside down. Fire officials urged drivers to avoid the area of Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards as crews worked to get the vehicles out of the sinkhole.

City officials are blaming heavy rains for what is being dubbed the “celebrity sinkhole.”