A DRIVER attempting a u-turn has had her four-wheel-drive 'swallowed' by a sink hole in the Adelaide foothills.

ABC News reported the driver and her passenger were "a little shaken" when the ground gave way.

An SA Police spokesperson said the driver was attempting a U-turn on Sunnyside Road at Glen Osmond about 10:40pm when a three-metre diameter hole opened up in the ground.

Residents had suggested there were a lot of abandoned mine shafts in the area, "which could be a contributing factor".

State Emergency Service and council workers decided to leave the car in the hole overnight because several nearby trees and powerlines would complicate its extraction.



'A game-changer': Councillors say poll result shows support

premium_icon 'A game-changer': Councillors say poll result shows support

A councillor said it was heartening to "get such strong backing”

Bunnings theft investigation needs your help

Bunnings theft investigation needs your help

Police looking for information on these people

UPDATE: Police search school grounds after threat

UPDATE: Police search school grounds after threat

Students gathered on the oval for two hours while police responded

Local Partners