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Hole Opens After Water Main Break, Swallows Car, Injures Woman

BROOKSVILLE – A woman’s car was swallowed up by a hole this morning, after a water main broke in front of her apartment on Barclay Ave. Mary Boone says she woke up around 3:00 a.m. this morning to find her car nose first in a hole at her front door step. Boone says she stepped into the hole and suffered minor injuries to her legs. Boone’s car was pulled from the hole and it appears to have only suffered minor damage.

Crews are working to repair damage to the parking lot but Both Boone and her neighbor Timothy Rosario’s apartments are condemned.

Last year Rosarios’s car caught fire in front of his apartment, and before that, another apartment was destroyed when a car plowed through the front door.

Brookview Villa Apartments is located on Barclay Ave at Cortez Blvd.

Officials have now issued a Boil Water notice for the entire complex.

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  • I think that complex is spooked. Move if you can!

    Sunday, 30 July 2017, 3:56 pm
  • Anyone notice the size of the guys doing the work. All them boys is homegrown.

    Friday, 28 July 2017, 9:55 pm
  • I BELIEVE THAT SAME APT. WAS CONDEMNED A YEAR OT SO AGO WHEN A CAR RAN INTO IT ?????

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 5:27 pm
    • Close, one building over

      Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:32 pm
  • The car doesn’t look swallowed.

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 1:51 pm
    • The ground opened up and the car fell in…it got swallowed dude.

      Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:14 pm
  • Could of been a sinkhole opening.. i know it was not but first reaction is to run in it? First reaction would be to evacuate and contact authorities not run towards the dangerous hole opening up.

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 1:28 pm
  • Barclay Avenue is considered Spring Hill, not Brooksville. This was officially changed at the least 10 years ago

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:07 pm
    • It’s only Spring Hill to those who live there and don’t want to say they live in Brooksville. I believe the 34609 zip code is split.

      Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:13 pm
      • The 34609 zip code area IS SPRING HILL. The part that split off was reassigned a new zip code by the postal service when the Suncoast pkwy opened yrs ago. And THAT zip code is 34604, and it IS a Brooksville zip code. So if your zip is 34609, you are Spring Hill, if you are 34604, you are Brooksville. If you are writing it otherwise…you are writing it wrong.
        I’m retired USPS from here in Hernando Co. I worked 3 different stations and know these routes and these neighborhoods.

        Sunday, 30 July 2017, 7:35 pm
    • my DL from the state says it’s Brooksville . and I live in that complex

      Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:38 pm
  • Let see, the lady stepped into the hole that swallowed her car and Her car previously caught on fire. Bad luck is following this lady

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:05 pm

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