Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Surfing Prius Rides Mudslide Wave Down Burbank Street

Man Whose Car Was Whisked Away By California Mudslide Recounts Terrifying Ordeal Viral Video Shows Man Escaping Massive Mudslide by Racing His Car Down a Hill in California
Kenny Thornton | 13 January, 2018, 15:18

A video taken during Tuesday's rainstorm in Burbank, showing a auto speeding down a hillside street while surrounded by a torrent of mud and water, had garnered more than 62,000 views on social media as of Thursday afternoon.

At last, the Prius made it to the bottom of the hill.

A member of the Burbank Firefighters Local 778 filmed the footage of the vehicle careening down a street and posted the footage on the group's Instagram page.

Franklin says when they got halfway down the hill, he felt a burst of water hit the back of the auto. "She's screaming at the top of her lungs - 'Hey, go faster, go go go, ' she's pulling my shirt", he recalled. "We've got to get out of here!'" Franklin said.

Desionne Franklin shared a video of the vehicle on his own Instagram page to show how the mud has nearly reached the windows of the auto.

It's hard to wrap your brain around the devastation that has befallen Santa Barbara County in California in the wake of the one-two punch of massive wildfires followed by rainfall that triggered widespread mudslides.

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Givens said they were hydroplaning.

"By that time my whole life was flashing before me, 'Oh, this is not about to happen right here, '" he said.

The pair then drove to the Burbank library to survey the damage to Franklin's auto, which he began leasing about seven months ago to drive for ride-hailing apps such as Lyft and Uber.

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

The entire street of Country Club Drive east of Via Montana, an area that boasts several million-dollar homes, was under mandatory evacuation as the rain poured down, and several other roads throughout the area were under voluntary evacuation or closed to through traffic. Both cars appeared severely damaged.

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