The woman and the 4-year-old boy were driving up to the restaurant's drive-through window in their SUV on Thursday when a sinkhole opened and the front end of the vehicle toppled in, according to Local 10, an ABC affiliate in Florida.
Mike Jachles with Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue explained, "She obviously saw the ground was compromised so she stopped as she was entering that parking lot".
Dolores Otero and her grandson Angel were driving through a McDonald's parking lot in South Florida when the ground gave way, sending them plunging into a 10-by-10-foot sinkhole with water rushing in, CBS Miami reports. "It's disgusting because it kept on going further and further", Otero told WPLG.
The woman and her 4-year-old grandson escaped the vehicle unharmed.
"Abuela [grandma] was scared and we were stuck", said Angel. Alex is Angel's toy lion.
The boy, Angel, told Local 10 he was frightened as well, but also anxious about his grandmother and Alex - his toy lion.
- A sinkhole in a South Florida fast food restaurant parking lot gobbled up a auto this afternoon, but the people inside managed to escape unharmed.
The McDonald's closed for the day while crews from the city's utilities department fixed the water main.