A motorcyclist had a narrow escape after he fell into a huge sinkhole which had opened up in a road, according to shocked neighbours.
The hole began to open up on Tuesday evening but as residents stood and watched, a motorcyclist came along the road – spotted the hole and tried top jump it like famous American stunt man “Evel Knievel” – but fell into the 8ft deep void.
According to residents he climbed out of the hole and told onlookers he needed a taxi before running off.
Mick Stevens, 49, an aerial technician who next to the hole, said: “I parked on the road at 9pm and thought ‘what the hell is that?’
“There were one or two people standing there looking at something.
“Then a motorbike came speeding along and tried to jump over the hole.
“He must have thought he was Evel Knievel or something.”
The hole is thought to be eight foot deep, 15ft wide and 20ft long.
Mick added: “He fell into it with this big bike, then got out and started shouting ‘I need a taxi, I need a taxi’ and then ran off.
“The police and fire brigade were here for hours.”