Garbage truck falls through sinkhole in Detroit’s Corktown

Driver was not injured

Garbage truck in sinkhole in Corktown on June 30, 2022. (WDIV)

A garbage truck fell into a sinkhole that formed in Detroit’s busy Corktown neighborhood on Thursday morning.

The sinkhole was just outside of the former Brooklyn Street Local restaurant, on Brooklyn and Michigan Avenue. The back-half of the garbage truck fell into the roadway.

The driver said he was driving along when his truck just “dropped.” He wasn’t injured in the incident.

Crews were on the scene pulling the truck out, and closing off the area for repair.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.