Mudslide sweeps auto away; two passengers BARELY escape the vehicle

Mudslide sweeps auto away; two passengers BARELY escape the vehicle

The car's driver, Desionne Franklin, told KTLA that he never experienced anything like Tuesday's storm.

"Franklin told everyone: "'We've got to go now.' I was a little frantic". "Barely made it out", he writes alongside the video. They began packing their things and shoveled about 2 to 4 feet of mud that was caked up in front of the driveway, Franklin said.

"Realistically we suspect we are going to have the discovery of more people killed in this incident", Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Thursday news briefing, adding that he was hoping to find "miracle" survivors.

Franklin couldn't control the brakes or the steering.

Then a wave of water crashed into the back of the auto.

They were driving slowly down the steep, curving road through waves of rock-laden, muddy water, when a wave of water crashed into the back of the auto. With no control of the auto, he tried to keep calm.

As the were rafted down the hill, Franklin says his girlfriend was screaming at the top of her lungs throughout the terrifying ride.

Watch Prius Surfs Downhill in Rushing Burbank Mudslide
Watch Prius Surfs Downhill in Rushing Mudslide

"Oh, this might be how it ends", he thought.

Thankfully though, KTLA reports 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 a rest after similar journeys".

On the way, Franklin saw other, mangled cars that had been swept away.

Incredibly, the couple made it safely down the hill, with no damage to the Prius, which Franklin admits wasn't his type of vehicle, but thought it would be good for ride sharing.

The Prius, which Franklin recently had leased to make extra money through ride-sharing, came away with only a few scratches.

"One of the cars looked like a wadded up piece of foil paper", he said. "It got us through hell and high water, literally".


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