Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive and certainly, under no circumstances, ever drive while trying to pick up your phone when you’ve dropped it under the seat. Otherwise, you’ll end up in the nearest lake calling out for help as you slowly sink into the water.
At least that’s what happened to a man this Friday outside of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang. It all began when Mr. Wei dropped his phone and quickly tried to pick it up while keeping hold of the wheel. After all, what could happen in such a short amount of time?
As it turns out, a lot. After reaching under to get his phone, he inadvertently stomped on the accelerator and in a scene of comic chaos that fortunately had no casualties, his car steered off the road, went through a tree and ended up in a lake.
But Mr. Wei kept his head, he managed to climb on top of the sinking car and shout for help. Luckily, nearby villagers heard his cries and came to his rescue with a raft. His car was later dredged out of the bottom of the lake by police with a crane, Sina reports.
Last year, some dude made this very same mistake and ended up in Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake. But at least he got a fish out of it.
All this guy got was a free car wash.
By Kitty Lai
[Images via CCTV]