Mudslide sends Toyota Prius sliding down hill

The car got swept along the road due to the force of the mudslide

Desionne Franklin could see the wall of water and mud rushing at him in his car's rearview mirror - but there wasn't much he could do about it. Franklin and his girlfriend were inside his Prius in Burbank during Tuesday's storm when a river of mud came rushing down Country Club Drive.

The video is truly horrifying to watch, and it's no wonder the driver thought he was going to die - but he made it out, safe and sound.

The video was shared by Burbank Firefighters on Instagram and it is scary AF.

Franklin said his friend packed his daughter and three cats in a auto and left. 'I told my girlfriend, 'Hey, I don't know what's happening, but we've got to get ready to go'.

Franklin and his girlfriend jumped in his Prius but before they could make it down Country Club Road the mud caught up with them. "What's not showing in the fire department video is that, after we turned that corner, the auto hydroplaned all the way down the hill".

Then a wave of water crashed into the back of the vehicle.

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"There was barely any traction", he said.

The auto got swept along the road due to the force of the mudslide. With no control of the vehicle, he tried to keep calm.

Other cars were swept away and mangled.

'One of the cars looked like a wadded up piece of foil paper, ' he said.

Incredibly, the couple made it safely down the hill, with no damage to the Prius, which Franklin admits wasn't his type of auto, but thought it would be good for ride sharing. He praised the auto for how it handled the mud and helped him and his girlfriend survive without serious injury.

"At first I was going slow and I could feel the rumble and I'm going to take my time, but then all of a sudden, you hear this loud rush of water at the back of the vehicle", Franklin said. "It got us through hell and high water, literally".

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