Woman drives into a river – level 3

09-12-2014 07:00

A woman has been rescued after she accidentally drove her car into a river.

CCTV footage in east China’s Xiangshan County caught this dramatic moment on camera when the female driver lost control of her car, suddenly swerved to the left, and dove right into a roadside river.

She even knocked down a lamppost in the process, but luckily witnesses came to the rescue straight away.

One man said the car had been in the water for 10 minutes before they were able to save her, but luckily a good quick-thinking Good Samaritan used a jumper as a rope to pull her out just seconds before the car disappeared under water.

The woman had climbed out of the passenger window and it took a team of volunteer rescuers about 20 minutes to get her out of the river. The vehicle was later retrieved by a crane and the woman walked away without a scratch.

Difficult words: CCTV footage (security camera video), dramatic (exciting), swerve (to change direction quickly), Good Samaritan (a helpful person), volunteer (a person who does something because he wants to, not because he is paid to do it), retrieve (to get), crane (a large, tall machine which can move heavy objects), without a scratch (with no injuries or problems).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

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