One unlucky motorist nearly drowned after misjudging a deep pool of water for a puddle. The humiliating incident was caught on surveillance footage, showing the exact moment when this driver suddenly found himself underwater.
The video, which was filmed in Turkey, shows an SUV attempting to park on a construction site. The driver spots his desired parking spot, a stretch of asphalt that appears to be covered in a shallow layer of water, and maneuvers his vehicle onto it.
Suddenly, the SUV plunges directly into the makeshift pond and begins to sink. A concrete tube obscures the driver’s door as the SUV starts to disappear into the murky water.
Just before the vehicle disappears completely, the driver can be seen scampering out through the window as a bystander rushes to his aid. Although he was not harmed by the perilous brush with death, the driver is reportedly without a car as he waits for it to dry out.