Uber car gets stuck in a sinkhole in San Francisco


Passengers have been rescued from an Uber car after it got stuck in a large sinkhole on a street in San Francisco in California.

The Chevrolet SUV was travelling on Mission Street in the South of Market district of San Francisco when it encountered a gaping hole near the intersection.

A video uploaded by Instagram user vondawizard shows emergency crews trying to get the car out of the sinkhole.

Traffic was re-routed away from the area while the crew rescued a family trapped inside the car.

Officials from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) told local news website NBC Bay Area a broken sewer line caused the sinkhole to appear.

The sinkhole is 12ft long by 5ft wide and 9ft deep, according to officials.

SFPUC spokesman Charles Sheehan told ABC7 News repairs are expected to take place soon.

"They will begin making repairs as soon as they mobilise the right crew members," Sheehan said.

ABC7 reporter Katie Marzullo tweeted to say the Uber passengers were a family from Los Angeles and were on their way back to the airport when the incident occurred.

No injuries were reported.