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Queensland floods: Couple’s car sinks after driving through flooded Leichhardt Highway

A couple cheats death after their car begins to float while driving through floodwaters in Queensland, as the state grapples with another rain bomb.

  • Dash Cam Captures Couple Dice With Death Driving Through Flooded Road
  • They approached the submerged section of Leichhardt Highway and got lucky.
  • The incident prompted new warnings for motorists not to enter flooded roads
  • A woman died last week while a man is still missing during the ongoing flood crisis

Remarkable dash cam footage captured the dramatic escape of a terrified couple from their sinking four-wheel drive, fearing their lives after driving through a flooded road.

During Queensland’s ongoing flood crisis, the latest incident prompted fresh warnings for motorists not to enter flooded roads and more rain is expected to drench the saturated state in the coming days.

Footage shows the man approaching a submerged section of the Leichhardt Expressway and decides to drive through it.

“They’re saying no-go zone,” his hesitant partner is heard saying.

‘Keep going; you’re going to have to move on now.’

Dash cam captured a couple's terrifying brush with death driving through a flooded road

Dash cam captured a couple’s terrifying brush with death driving through a flooded road

Moments later, the car begins to float on the raging waters.

‘We’ve gone over the edge, baby!’ says the woman in panic.

The frantic driver replies: ‘Get your bag!’

An eerie silence and heavy breathing follow as flood waters slowly rise up the front windshield before their vehicle crashes into a tree.

‘Hun, I’m scared,’ the woman said as her partner tried to reassure her.

They decide to flee before it’s too late when the raging brown current gushes into the vehicle as soon as the doors open.

“Okay, come out,” the man tells his partner.

She replies: ‘Where’s your phone?’

The couple were soaking wet after making the decision to flee their sunken vehicle (pictured)

The couple were soaking wet after making the decision to flee their sunken vehicle (pictured)

The couple is understood to have been uninjured and managed to get to safety after his death.

The couple is understood to have been uninjured and managed to get to safety after his death.

It is understood that the couple was uninjured and made it to safety.

‘Rains during the night much more than expected. This video shows how things can go wrong very quickly!’ The Facebook group Aussiecam captioned the images.

Images of the terrifying incident emerged a week after 31-year-old mother-of-three and wedding photographer Casey Munchow was killed in a flooded vehicle that was swept off a road near Mackay.

Keiren Wilson, 26, is still missing after her car was found in a flooded region of South Queensland last Friday.

A search involving police, State Emergency Service volunteers and a LifeFlight Rescue helicopter failed to find any trace of him near Stanthorpe.

Flooding damaged hundreds of homes and businesses in the Lockyer Valley, and the Mary River inundated Gympie and Maryborough for the third time this year.

Multiple flood warnings remain in place and parts of Queensland are forecast to become drenched again in the coming days.

Major advisories have been issued for the Moonie, Condamine and Balonne rivers, along with Cooper Creek

Motorists are reminded not to drive on flooded roads with more rain on the way (pictured a 4x4 driver trying his luck on a flooded road in Grantham)

Motorists are reminded not to drive on flooded roads with more rain on the way (pictured a 4×4 driver trying his luck on a flooded road in Grantham)

Heavy rain is expected along the coast from the Mackay Coast to Wide Bay.

Some regions, such as Bundaberg, will see rainfall totals reaching 70mm in 72 hours.

Gympie residents will get 40mm and Central Queenslander residents in Rockhampton will get 45mm.

The worst of the rain will then move south east Queensland to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, which can expect up to 60mm and 35mm respectively on election day this Saturday.

The Gold Coast will also have a wet weekend with up to 65mm forecast, while Hervey Bay will likely reach 100mm in three days.

High wind warnings have been issued along a 1,000-kilometre stretch of coastline from Mackay to the Gold Coast.

A series of flood warnings remain in place as Queensland's ongoing flood crisis continues.

A series of flood warnings remain in place as Queensland’s ongoing flood crisis continues.

FORECAST OF THE MAIN CITIES

PERTH

Thursday Shower or two. Min 13 Max 22

Friday Shower or two. Min 11 Max 22

Sunny Saturday. Min 12 Max 25

Sunday rains. Min 13 Max 23

ADELAIDE

Thursday Mostly sunny. Min 8 Max 18

Partly cloudy Friday. Min 8 Max 18

Saturday Mostly sunny. Min 9 Max twenty

Partly cloudy Sunday. Min 11 Max twenty-one

MELBOURNE

Thursday Partly cloudy. Min 8 Max fifteen

Partly cloudy Friday. Min 10 Max 16

Saturday Mostly sunny. Min 5 Max 16

Sunny Sunday. Min 6 Max fifteen

HOBART

Thursday Possible shower. Min 8 Max 14

Cloudy Friday. Min 7 Max 14

Partly cloudy Saturday. Min 5 Max 14

Partly cloudy Sunday. Min 5 Max 14

CANBERRA

Sunny Thursday. Min-1 Max 15

Mostly sunny Friday. Min 1 Max fifteen

Partly cloudy Saturday. Min 2 Max 16

Partly cloudy Sunday. Min 2 Max 16

SYDNEY

Sunny Thursday. Min 9 Max 19

Friday showers. Min 13 Max 19

Saturday rains. Min 14 Max 19

Sunday rains. Min 13 Max 19

BRISBANE

Thursday Shower or two. Min 18 Max 24

Friday Rains increasing. Min 17 Max 23

Saturday Rain. Min 16 Max twenty

Sunday rains. Min 16 Max 22

Darwin

Sunny Thursday. Min 23 Max 3. 4

sunny friday. Min 23 Max 35

Sunny Saturday. Min 24 Max 35

Sunny Sunday. Min 24 Max 3. 4

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