A woman had to be rescued after a sinkhole swallowed up her car in Ohio.

A broken water main caused the sinkhole to open at a busy junction in Toledo yesterday.

Police say 60-year-old Pamela Knox was driving southbound on Detroit Avenue when her vehicle fell into the large sinkhole.

Fire crews helped Ms Knox out of the hole, which was about 7m deep, before she was taken to hospital.

The intersection of Detroit and Bancroft was closed, along with several side streets nearby.

Police said that the intersection would remain closed for "an extended period of time."

Firefighters had to use a crane to pull out Ms Knox's Chevrolet Malibu.