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Crash of water and a terrifying ride: Driver glad he's alive

Crash of water and a terrifying ride: Driver glad he's alive

The brakes did little good as the wheels skidded on rubble, the steering wheel shuddered and the surging current pushed at the auto. The video shows the vehicle sliding through the mudslide and trying to evade the dangers.

"The rain had started coming down, and I start seeing the rocks and boulders again", he described. Rescue officials said numerous missing may simply have been unreachable by family and friends who reported they could not find them.

"I got out, pat the bumper a little in the back, put it back in place and kept going", he said.

"In disaster circumstances there have been many miraculous stories lasting many days and we certainly are searching for a miracle right now", Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.

"When I got halfway down the hill, I just felt this burst of water hit the back of the auto", he told KTLA.

With his girlfriend screaming at the top of her lungs, Franklin managed to get some traction and maneuver the auto to the bottom of the hill, where several other smashed-up vehicles had come to rest after similar journeys.




"What you can't see in that video is the panic inside", says Franklin who uses his vehicle to work as a rideshare driver at night.

"I didn't even know a Prius could hold up in nothing like that", he said.

A member of the Burbank Firefighters Local 778 filmed the footage of the auto careening down a street and posted the footage on the group's Instagram page. "I just wanted to survive and not end up a statistic".

Waves of mud flowed down County Club Drive in Burbank, creating a river in the road during a winter storm Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018.

"Our home has been severely damaged, but we are safe, and so thankful for that and for the first responders who are working tirelessly to save people", Bridges wrote on Twitter.

"Rocks flowing, mud flowing everywhere".


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