Audi swept away after driver tries to cross swollen river in Romania

Moment car is swept away after foolish driver tries to cross swollen river in Romania

  • The footage was taken at the Teleajen river in Prahova county, Romania
  • L'uomo, 30, was later rescued by firefighters after sitting in the boot of the car
  • There were weather warnings and Dâmbovița is an area affected by flooding
  • This is the moment a car was swept away after its driver foolishly tried to cross a raging river in Romania.

    The footage was captured at the Teleajen river in Prahova, south-central Romania and shared on Facebook questa settimana.

    It shows the Audi S3 being carried off by the water and demolishing a metal footbridge after the 30-year-old driver decided to chance the crossing.








    This is the moment an Audi is swept away after the foolish driver tries to cross the swollen river in Teleajen river in Prahova, south-central Romania

    This is the moment an Audi is swept away after the foolish driver tries to cross the swollen river in Teleajen river in Prahova, south-central Romania

    According to reports in the local Romanian media, the man was later rescued by firefighters

    Another video circulating on social media shows the man sitting inside the boot while the car floats down the river

    Another video circulating on social media shows the man sitting inside the boot while the car floats down the river

    The video starts with the driver parked on a muddy narrow track as a woman gingerly makes her way across the footbridge over the river.

    The Audi driver then asks the woman filming if she is getting in the car.

    She responds by saying she wants to see if he can get across the river first.

    The driver then proceeds to drive into the Teleajen river, but as soon as the four wheels are in the water the car is lifted up and carried into the bridge.

    Another video circulating on social media shows the man clambering over the back seats to sit inside the open boot as the car floats down the river.

    One person crosses a footbridge over the river, while another with a bag of chips is asked by the driver if they are getting in the car

    The driver then proceeds to enter the Teleajen river before being swept away by the strong current and breaking the bridge

    The footage was shared on Facebook this week. The driver was later rescued by firefighters and was uninjured

    According to local media reports, he was later rescued unhurt by firefighters.

    There were weather warnings at the time and Dâmbovița is an area affected by torrential rains and susceptible to flooding.

    The driver was not charged but police called on drivers to act responsibly in similar situations.

    And this isn’t the first time a vehicle has been caught on camera being swept away by raging waters.








    This time last year, a video was posted on social media showing a van being taken away by a strong current in Grassington, North Yorkshire.

    Footage from inside van shows the motorist attempting to cross a fast-flowing river to continue along a rough track, but being lifted by the water and swept away.

    It was shared by Harry Driver-Smith from nearby Masham, who claimed he was involved in recovering the vehicle.

    Video of driver being taken away by strong current was posted on social media

    The driver had been trying to cross the water and was swept away by the strong current in Grassington, North Yorkshire

    A video of a driver was posted on social media showing his van being taken away by a strong current in Grassington, North Yorkshire, as he tried to drive it across