A woman was injured early Sunday just west of downtown when her car fell into a sinkhole.

Kambry Davis of Lincoln was driving west on St. Mary’s Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets when the pavement collapsed under her vehicle, a white Pontiac. Omaha police said the collapse was caused by a leak in a water line that Metropolitan Utilities District said is privately owned.

Andrew McCarthy, who had been walking along St. Mary’s, was able to pull Davis from her car before police arrived.

“We just walked up from the Old Market, heard a little crack, didn’t think anything of it,” McCarthy said. He heard someone yelling from the car and saw Davis in her passenger seat.

“I took my sandals off and couldn’t feel the bottom of the water. So I just came on the other side of the vehicle and pulled her out.” McCarthy said Davis had scrapes on her forehead.

She was taken to Creighton University Medical Center for treatment of a head injury, not considered severe. A hospital spokesman said she has since been released.

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