Amazing Video Shows Toyota Prius Surfing California Mudslide

Alex Broumand of the Montecito Fire Department walks in mud in front of homes damaged from storms in Montecito Calif. Thursday Jan. 11 2018. Rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search

In this unsafe scenario, a man escaped a massive mudslide by racing his auto down a hill and counts himself as extremely lucky that he could manage to escape it unhurt, unharmed and alive.

"I just got pushed down the side of hill by a wall of water and mud", Franklin said in a later Instagram video".

That morning, Franklin shared a video on Instagram showing the sludge as it flowed down the hill. The video shows the vehicle sliding through the mudslide and trying to evade the dangers.

"We all looked out the window and it was trees, rocks, boulders and an occasional auto just flying by", said Ashanka Givens, his passenger.

A member of the Burbank Firefighters Local 778 filmed the footage of the auto careening down a street and posted the footage on the group's Instagram page. Firefighters did not find the driver, but said they did not receive any reports of injuries in the slide, which blocked streets and moved parked parked vehicles.

"I went back to sleep, not thinking about it", he said Thursday. "We have to leave right now'".

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"I got halfway down the hill, and I just feel this burst of water", Desionne explained.

The video is truly horrifying to watch, and it's no wonder the driver thought he was going to die - but he made it out, safe and sound. "My girlfriend was screaming 'go go go'".

"One of the cars looked like a wadded up piece of foil paper", he said.

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.

Desionne Franklin described the moment he and his girlfriend were inside a Toyota Prius, trying to escape a powerful river of mud, rocks and water as something out of a movie.

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