On Monday, a massive sinkhole opened up on a busy road in Pennsylvania, USA, and partially swallowed a bus. The public transit bus plunged into the sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh during rush hour traffic on Monday morning. According to NBC News, the only passenger on the bus was a 56-year-old woman who was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and soon released. The driver was unharmed in the road collapse.
Photos shared by the City of Pittsburgh on social media show the back half of the bus in the sinkhole while the rest of it sticks out.
ALERT: Big sink hole downtown. Avoid area. Two people on @PGHtransit bus, one transported to hospital w minor injuries. Kids at Small World child care evacuated to Westin, and are happy and safe. Public safety evaluating situation. More updates to come. pic.twitter.com/nPdZcRi1xp— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) October 28, 2019
Once the Internet realised that no major harm had been done to anyone in the incident, the bus in the sinkhole soon became fodder for hilarious memes.
Take a look at some of the funniest Pittsburgh bus memes that have taken over the Internet and are making netizens laugh out loud:
FOR ALL MY PITTSBURGH LOCALS PLEASE APPRECIATE THESE MEMES BEING SENT TO ME ABOUT THE BUS IM LOSING IT pic.twitter.com/ZSgxqBGCJS— Molly☀️ (@mollsrae) October 28, 2019
Now the Pittsburgh sinkhole bus monster is trying to eat a guy. pic.twitter.com/monqAe8qjr— Ian Altenbaugh (@IanAltenbaugh) October 28, 2019
some days i feel like a pittsburgh bus but most of the time i feel like a pittsburgh bus in a sinkhole pic.twitter.com/gkWeyspO1n— alyssa fall (@alyssasuehall) October 29, 2019
The Pittsburgh bus reminded many of Titanic
Dramatic photo shows woman attempting to save her lover from falling into a sinkhole that swallowed part of a bus in downtown Pittsburgh Monday morning. Witnesses say it didn't look like she was trying all that hard, really. More at noon. pic.twitter.com/Zoz8So9pDo— Fake KDKA News (@Fake_KDKA) October 28, 2019
A bus almost got sucked into a sinkhole downtown and everyone is now making memes of it and it is peek Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/vMKh3R295V— Kianna (@Kianna_Webb_) October 29, 2019
It even inspired a haiku
A Pittsburgh haiku:— Bobby Lasko (@RearseatRobert) October 28, 2019
Foggy good morning
Let's get on the bus today
Oh no the bus sank pic.twitter.com/yPikEKPOoJ
And a Christmas ornament!
Two cranes were used to pull the bus out from the sinkhole later in the day. The city's official Twitter account posted a video of the removal.
UPDATE: A crane company has been summoned to set up two cranes to remove the bus from the sink hole. Traffic will be affected for 8 to 10 hours as parts of Penn Ave and Tenth Street we closed. https://t.co/wkYzpYtwKg— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) October 28, 2019
Busy day on Tenth Street in @DowntownPitt today.— City of Pittsburgh (@CityPGH) October 29, 2019
Thanks to our @PghPublicSafety Bureaus, @pgh2o, @PGHtransit, @PGHTransitPD, & many other partners for your efforts today.
Thanks to the public for your patience. Please stay clear of the area for the foreseeable future. pic.twitter.com/W13QOQNh4r
The sinkhole has not yet been repaired. According to CBS News, part of the road that collapsed will be closed to public for about eight weeks.
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