Heavy rains wreaked havoc on Tuesday evening on the streets of Toronto, flooding entire streets and paralyzing private and public transportation — so much water poured from the sky that even some subway stations were flooded.
As you’re about to see in the following video from CBC News, the flash floods caught many drivers by surprise as many roadways turned into small rivers. So what did many of them do when it was obvious deep water lied ahead of them? Well, they simply ignored it and drove (better yet, dived) straight into the liquid stuff as if their cars suddenly developed amphibious capabilities.
Obviously, their vehicles got submerged, prompting some of the overly optimistic drivers to call the police to their rescue. It’s hard to explain why someone would continue driving after seeing a bus half submerged in water in front of them. It’s one thing to have deep water all around your car, in which case it’s clear there’s nothing you can do, and another thing when you have the option to avoid a flooded street. Yet so many drivers pushed their luck and “tested the waters.”
The poor visibility certainly played a big part in this, given the heavy rain and the darkness, but that doesn’t explain the speed some drivers were doing. After all, you don’t go fast when you don’t see much through the windshield. The good thing is no one was hurt, although the same thing can’t be said about the pride of some of the drivers.