Not all serious driving problems are caused by accidents. One lady will never forget the time she thought that she wasn't going to survive.
She was in her car late at night, stuck ina traffic jam when suddenly the radio announced that the jam had been caused by an accident further along the road. Outside the rain was as heavy as she'd ever seen it. It was a terrible storm withthunder and lightning.
After a while the water began to rise; first just a few centimetres and then quickly up to the car door. The woman thought it wouldn't keep rising, but if she opened the cardoor the water might start to come in. so, she sat in the traffic jam and waited. There was still no movement. The water continued to rise and there was nothing she could do.
She put the window downand looked out, immediately feeling scared. The water was already half a metre deep. She wouldn't be able to open the door now even if she had wanted to do. Gradually, the water reached the openwindow. She pressed the button to put it up.
Nothing worked! The water was starting to flow into the car! The terrified lady decided there was only one thing to do - get out!
She climbed onto theroof of the car, thinking ´What will happen if nobody comes to rescue me? It wouldn't have been such a problem if I'd learnt to swim when I was young! ´
Then suddenly the rain stopped. Twenty minuteslater the water level started to go down. ´We're going to be all right! ´ somebody shouted from another car. Nobody was hurt although many cars were damaged. It was an experience the woman would neverforget.
•Why was the car not moving?
•Why couldn't she open her car door?
•When did she start to get scared?
•What did she do to escape from the rising water?
•What happened to thecars and the people in the end?
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