Annoyed Reporter Rescues Man Who Drove Into Flood

April 20, 2016

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This is a video of KTRK Houston news reporter Steve Campion rescuing an older gentleman who drove his car right into a heavily flooded street. The people in the white car ahead of him? I'm pretty sure they drowned. I'm kidding, I'm sure they're fine. This guy though -- what an all-star. Just drive straight into the water. My navigation said it was fine! This is a testament to how awful the majority of drivers are. Me? I am an incredible driver. An incredible backseat driver, HIYO! Stop here let's get some snacks and sodas you're going too slow now you're going to fast I need to pee slow down that was a funny bumper sticker did you see it? I spy something green and it's the booger I just stuck to the back of your headrest man I love roadtrips this is great are we there yet why are you turning around?

Keep going for the video, it's worth a watch.

  • Gandalf

    I was told I would be fired if I didn't drive into the storm!

  • Jenness

    I feel bad for the guy and I'm pretty sure by his face he's post-stroke. That look as his saw his car go completely underwater seemed more than "oh crap I almost just died" but also "I have no car and only liability insurance". I just can't judge too harshly, he might have one of those crappy jobs with a dick boss and he's older and needs it. I hope he has full coverage - if not then he's alive but screwed financially because they will charge him a fortune at the impound so that's another big bill he's going to have to pay too.

  • Guesticle

    see, this is what you're supposed to do. not like those twats making documentaries who'd just have sat there watching the guy die while they narrate

  • Bosun Higgs

    Dain bramage

  • onetone

    Maybe I'll float my ass to Rite Aid..... wow

  • JimmyJam

    Well, at least he comes away with a marginally better "Insight" on when not to drive into flood water.

  • JJtoob

    Does he, though?

  • Bad Habit

    Stupid people need to be allowed to die.

    It's because we keep saving stupid people from themselves that is the reason the world is in the state that it is today.

    When you see a stupid person doing something that can cause death, as long as they do not drag anyone else down with them, just let them kill themselves.
    The world will be a better place because of it.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    "What do I do?"
    "Swim!"
    "What?"
    "Swim!"
    "What do I do?"
    "Leave the car! Swim!"
    "Stay in the car?"
    "Leave the car! Swim!"

    After watching that, I honestly can't believe that I just witnessed a scenario that wasn't staged and possibly sponsored by a Houston-area Honda dealer.

  • Bling Nye

    The only thing making "conditions dangerous" are the absolute morons.

    Although I do feel bad for that elderly gentleman, he was clearly confused as hell, and probably shouldn't have been driving in the first place.... I imagine he was actually an escapee from an elder care facility's dementia unit, and the car was stolen; some caretaker had left their keys out and he grabbed them, thinking he could escape back to 1967 or some shit.

    Otherwise, if he isn't suffering from Alzheimer's, he's a fucking moron.

  • Ed

    He thought he paid for the snorkel option on his Honda Accord . . . it was an honest mistake.

  • Wilf Smith

    My favorite bit of this is where the reverse lights come on way way wayyyy after the point that reversing out was ever an option. Brilliant. All round awesome display of sharpness. Makes you wonder how many people are actually, thinking, doing and creating, and how many are just literally along for the ride in a world they find utterly confusing.

  • DrZanz

    Come on man, you only have to read a few Youtube comments sections and Facebook feeds to realise it's a lost cause.
    I'm with you though, the only conclusion I can come to is that he thought he was still driving and somehow did the slowest ever power-slide ending up facing the wrong way - Reversing, of course, being the only way out of his 'momentary lack of control.'

  • Mike Harper

    Even though that guy was swimming in water shallow enough to walk out of his swim technique wasn't that bad. Now if only his direction taking and driving skills were that good.

  • mjsenz

    I can't believe he needed to be told to swim away from the car. I wonder if he would have started flapping his arms they had yelled "fly" at him.

  • Jason Christopher

    I was prepared to hate the reporter based on the headline that he was "annoyed" to rescue this man.
    After watching the video, I've gotta say he was far, far less annoyed than I would have been. Are you f**king kidding me?

  • Roronoa Zoro

    At least he doesn't have to wash it...

  • CaptainGuntu

    I would have been tempted to let natural selection run its course ...

  • Andyman7714

    Yes, one should not interfere with a potential Darwin Award recipient.

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