Video: How to escape a sinking car

SINGAPORE — The tragic Alexandra Canal drowning might have you wondering what to do if your car ever plunges into deep water. Some 400 people drown every year in America in that very situation, but as this video from ABC News shows, escaping a sinking car is a simple matter of following four steps.

And yes, Step 2 is to roll your windows down even though it lets the water in. They should still work for a while even if they’re electric.

We hope it’s advice you’ll never need. Please share!


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