What It's Like to Drive Into a Tsunami

Driver captures moment when big wave takes his car for ride
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2011 4:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – The dramatic videos of Japan's earthquake and tsunami just keep coming. In this newly released one, a driver's camera captures the moment when a wave overwhelms his car on a coastal road. He got out safely. "When I turned the corner I could see the wall of water," he told local media, as per the Telegraph. "At that moment I could do nothing else but keep driving."

"Water came up and the car was floating in the water," he said. "I was panicked, the water was probably (6 feet) high. If I came out of the car I thought I would be caught in the water as well so I thought I would wait until it had come down." See the video in the gallery, from Mediaite. For more tsunami videos, click here.

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