(Toledo Blade) Her car was in free fall.

“I was calling on the name of Jesus and all I could do was say, ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,’ and I kept saying it over and over and over again,” said Pamela Knox, whose car fell into a massive sinkhole Wednesday afternoon in central Toledo. “I know that’s what kept me safe, was just calling on the power of the Lord.”

Mrs. Knox, 60, the principal at Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School, was southbound on North Detroit Avenue, near West Bancroft Street, at about 12:15 p.m. when the road “caved in underneath me and my car started falling and rolling over and over until it came to a stop.”

She’d been out running errands and was on her way home on Vance Street— only about a mile and a half away — when the street gave way.

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