Boyfriend wasn't paying attention when he drove his girlfriend's car into a flooded Glenlyon St. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer
Boyfriend wasn't paying attention when he drove his girlfriend's car into a flooded Glenlyon St. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer Declan Cooley

WATCH: Boyfriend drives girlfriends car into a flood

THE YOUNG man who drove his girlfriend's car into flood waters beneath the railway line on Glenlyon Rd was in for a world of hurt as he explained to her over the phone what had happened.

After what seemed like a pretty tough interrogation, the fairly subdued young man spoke to The Observer about what he had done.

"I was following a car that wasn't much higher than mine," he said.

"I didn't even know there was any water.

"I wasn't paying any attention and there were a few cars beeping their horns and I came through and it cut out," he said.

WATCH: Boyfriend drove his girlfriend's car into flood

The young man had been at a recruitment agency before he was trapped in the flood waters.

"I grabbed what I could and got out," he said.

Gladstone Firies were on scene at the time but did not take any action to get the vehicle out.

"When we arrived the driver was out of the car," a spokesman said.

"The water had reached the bottom of the car windows and it was just a matter of waiting for the water to go down.

"Today was a bit of a coincidence because we had the combination of high tides and heavy downpours," the spokesman said.

LISTEN: The boyfriend explains

The spokesman urged all drivers to drive to the conditions and not to drive into any flooded roads.

The car was removed from Glenlyon Rd before 1.30pm today.

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But with plenty of explaining to do, The Observers suspects that the young man's day has only just begun.



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