You know how sometimes a road is flooded, and road crews will put a “road closed” sign in the middle of it to let you know you shouldn’t drive on that road, because it’s not safe?
You definitely shouldn’t drive around those signs.
As WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin reports, a woman driving a red Volkswagen Saturday morning ignored road closure signs placed on a section of a local highway following extremely heavy rains. Instead, she drove around the signs — and immediately learned why they were there when her vehicle plunged nose-first into an enormous hole in the middle of the highway that she had somehow failed to spot.
The woman sustained a broken collarbone and hip injuries, but survived.
Torrential rains had overflowed a culvert running beneath the road, in turn completely washing away about twelve feet of the road itself.