Taking selfies is not a bad idea but what this woman did looked a bit extreme and she is going viral for the wrong reason.
A woman who crashed while driving on a frozen river in Canada has made international headlines for a bizarre reason and this is because she found time to take a selfie even as her car sank in the icy water.
The unidentified woman was photographed standing on top of her yellow car and taking pictures of herself as her vehicle continued to sink under the ice of the Rideau river in the suburb of Manotick on Sunday afternoon, reports the Daily Mail.
While locals in the area hurried to rescue her, the unfazed woman stood calmly on top of her fast-sinking car. A video shared online shows just the top of the car visible as people rushed to her aid with kayaks.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user shared a picture of the woman and wrote: “She captured the moment with a selfie while people hurried and worried to help her.”
The woman was rescued by locals in the area who pulled her to safety using a kayak. Ottawa Police praised the rescuers for their quick-thinking. “Thankfully no injuries and an amazing job by local residents saving the driver by using a kayak and quick safe thinking,” police tweeted.
She captured the moment with a selfie while people hurried and worried to help her. 🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/ML6zWlSa9m
— Lynda Douglas (@MammaMitch) January 17, 2022
A popular Canadian newspaper National Post, reported that the driver was not injured in the incident. She refused to be assessed by paramedics who arrived at the scene after the rescue.
Did woman might be in trouble already as Police said she has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.