A Lafayette, Colorado man was able to escape injury this week when his SUV was nearly swallowed by a giant sink hole.

According to the Weather Channel, the sink hole - measuring 15 feet deep - opened up over mine shafts from the Simpson Mine in Boulder County. With his vehicle teetering on the edge of the sink hole, the man was able to get out the vehicle and get to safety without incident.

The hole is being filled in, but officials say it will take months to finish repairing  the sinkhole. Mean time, one lucky driver is counting his lucky stars.