Watch CBS News

Car Gets Stuck In Rising Flood Waters During Torrential Downpours

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A car became stuck in rising waters on the city's North Side this afternoon as torrential downpours drenched the area.

Luke Matous, of Bellevue, tried to drive his way through pooling water under an overpass on Eckert Street on the North Side, but his little Honda Civic couldn't make it.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

"I was driving down the street, looked like it was good, and I misjudged the depth of the water," Matous said. "The car stalled out and the water started coming in the doors. Thankfully, Pittsburgh Police shut the road down so nobody else got stuck."

Matous was able to get out of his car unharmed.

However, the water disabled the engine of Matous's car. When the water receded a bit, he was able to push the car off the roadway.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Police are cautioning people against driving through pooling water during severe weather.

Stay up to date with the KDKA app, which you can download here.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.