Can You Guess How This Car Ended Up in This Pool?

Apart from stupidity, that is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm-IxUPr4d8

If you watch this brief 20-second clip, the answer to our headline question comes at the end. But if you can’t wait that long, it’s a fairly simple answer:

Flip-flops.

You heard me. If you’re going to get behind the wheel, make sure you have proper footwear, friendos. Especially if you happen to be 85-years old.

The California Highway Patrol investigated the incident that let to the crash, and what they determined was this: an elderly man was pulling into his garage, when his flip-flops got tangled in the pedals (the officer above referred to a “shoe or sandal,” but they were confirmed to be flip-flops). It didn’t take long for the white sedan to zoom out of the rear garage door and end up fully submerged in the man’s pool, at which point it didn’t do a whole lot of flipping OR flopping.

It was like something out of Bad Grandpa.

The pool footage may be entertaining, but flip-flops can actually kill. Three people died back in 2011 when a woman’s flip-flops got caught under the accelerator in a similar fashion to this. They cause tons of accidents, as do women’s high heels.

So, you know, don’t flip and drive.


Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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