A video has been shared on social media of the terrifying moment when a van driver attempts to drive through a deep ford before being washed away.
The two-minute video starts as the van driver lines himself up for the epic crossing.
In front of him, is a fast-flowing ford that is situated at the bottom of several valley’s.
After 7 seconds, the driver puts the van into gear and ploughs into the river.
After just one second, the engine cuts out as the windscreen gets buried under the murky brown water.
Straight away, the driver of the van can be heard to say “oh s**t” as his vehicle starts to bob up-and-down as it is carried away by the fast-flowing water.
Clearly, in a state of panic, the driver tries to re-start the engine but has no joy as he passengers remains in almost complete silence.
The van is slowly carried down the stream as the driver uses the wheels as a ‘rudder’ which works as he can spin the van around, so it is facing the direction of the current.
The video ends when the van stops moving.
The video highlights the dangers of trying to drive through deep water. Not only does it risk your safety, but most insurance policies won’t pay out if your car is written off as a result of driving through deep water or fords.
The video, shared on ‘Scotoffroad’ has been shared over 9k times since it was uploaded yesterday (10th December) evening.
One person wrote: ‘Reminds me of a episode of classic Thomas the tank engine that I haven’t watched since I was very little. Obviously the train didn’t swear as much’.
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