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Mother and son swallowed by sinkhole before being run over by truck

By Mason White 9:56 AM July 8, 2014
Benjamin Hernandez 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) It was a nightmare for a mother and her son after their car was swallowed by a sinkhole.

41-year-old Juanita Pineda of Illinois, was delivering newspapers about 4:00 a.m., with her son, 15-year-old Benjamin Hernandez.

While driving down a dark road the mother failed to see a sinkhole. As they drove over the open area their Ford Taurus tumbled into the big hole.

As the mother was on the phone calling for help they were run over by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck then went to see what he hit and realized that the family needed help.

The 15-year-old boy was badly hurt. He suffered a fractured rib, and cuts and bruises all over his body. His mother is grateful that he is alive, and he is expected to make a full recovery.