A small sinkhole swallowed a man’s foot and leg in Brooklyn on Aug. 29, 2017. In this photo, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) workers inspect a massive sinkhole on West Boulevard on Feb. 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

A Brooklyn man had a narrow escape Tuesday after he was trapped for an hour in a sinkhole, in which he had fallen while crossing the road.

Steven Suarez was rescued but was admitted to a hospital with back, hip, and ankle injuries, his father told CBS New York.

Suarez told ABC he was supposed to drive to work but then decided to walk. While he was walking across Myrtle Avenue at the crosswalk in Bedford-Stuyvesant his right leg went through the small sinkhole all the way up to his hip. "I was going to sink into the floor," he said. "I didn't know what was happening. I was scared."

New York City Fire Department officials arrived at the scene to help Suarez, who is shown in the video, struggling to even get up. He even lost his right leg shoe in the sinkhole.

A freaked out Suarez said: "When I fell, I fell straight down. I fell on my tailbone — fell straight through. I was in a lot of pain," CBS reported.

One of the eye-witnesses, Danny Flores, narrated the incident — which happenbed around 11 a.m. EDT — to the news outlet and how traffic around came to a halt because of it. "I haven’t seen nothing like that ever. But it’s New York, anything can happen," she added.

After the incident, the Department of Transportation immediately covered the hole before it could swallow anyone else, but local residents expressed concern about the possibility of more sinkholes opening up.

“I could’ve went through there with my bike, you know,” Williamsburg resident Erik Herrera said. “I would’ve gotten it worse.”

The Department of Environmental Protection investigators also looked into the matter, but said the water mains and sewers were all functioning properly. It remains unclear what led to the opening up of the road.

These kind of incidents are not unheard of in New York. There have been past instances when sinkholes opened up on roads and swallowed people, either injuring them or killing them.

In May, a man died after a cesspool collapsed in Long Island town of Huntington and he got buried under as much as 15 feet of dirt.

The man could not be saved even after a crew involving dozens of firefighters, police officers and workers took part in the rescue effort. The sinkhole in which the man got buried was apparently wider than two cars, NBC New York reported.

In August 2015, surveillance cameras captured a huge sinkhole opening up and swallowing an intersection in Brooklyn. “It appears to be some sort of water leak that undermined the road, washed away the earth and that’s why the street gave way,” FDNY Deputy Chief Peter Leicht told WABC.

In June 2012, a sewer main broke creating a huge hole in the street, which was not repaired fully for several months. It emanated a stench that became a problem for locals. Residents were forced to keep their windows closed and apparently also paid higher bills due to the use of extra air conditioning, CBS New York reported.