A video taken during Tuesday’s rainstorm in Burbank of a car speeding down a hillside street while surrounded by a torrent of mud and water had garnered more than 62,000 views on social media as of Thursday afternoon.
The video was uploaded to Instagram by Burbank Firefighters Local 778 with the caption “Urban Prius bobsledding in #Burbank!” With its headlights and windshield wipers on, the vehicle could be seen in the 26-second video going down Country Club Drive, where it was surrounded by a rush of mud, water and debris.
The firefighters union could not be reached for comment.
The car’s driver, Desionne Franklin, told KTLA-TV that he never experienced anything like Tuesday’s storm. A native of Dallas, Texas, Franklin took to his Instagram account earlier that morning to post a video of the rushing water prior to his wild ride.
Not every vehicle was able to escape the rain relatively unscathed. A video shared earlier on Tuesday by the Burbank Police Department shows two cars being battered by a mudslide at the bottom of Country Club Drive.