Skip to comments.Woman drowns in car after heavy rains (Refused to leave her Chev. Cavalier)
Posted on 05/17/2010 9:36:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2ndEdited on 05/17/2010 9:38:24 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Authorities have identified a 47-year-old woman who drowned as her car sunk into a retention pond Friday night after she unsuccessfully tried to save the vehicle from rising water.
Cassandra Bryant, of the 1400 block of Blue Bell in north Harris County, was southbound on the North Freeway service road around 10 p.m. when rising water prompted her to maneuver the car inadvertently into the pond.
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An awfully crappy car to lose one’s life over.
Priorities. Some know what they are.
It’s sad that she died. It’s especially sad that she died for a crummy Cavalier.
An avoidable tragedy.
“Uh, Mary Jo refused the leave the cah.”
“Uh, Mary Jo refused the leave the cah.”
Darwin Award finalist. Both for her priorities and for driving a Cavalier.
Did the car have any bumper stickers? Might be interesting.
I know what you’re thinking. She was.
Hey, she ‘bought American’. . .won’t day she died for it; but whatever. Perhaps she had some wine earlier; and again; how it is, we too often, cannot recognize the ‘worst’ when we are so confronted. Bad enough, Obama; but one’s car-in-retention-pond does challenge ‘reason’.
Perhaps she had some wine earlier; and again; how it is, we too often, cannot recognize the 'worst' when we are so confronted. Bad enough, Obama; but one's car-in-retention-pond does challenge 'reason'.
Darwin Award nominee!
How stupid is it to try to save YOUR CAR??? Good grief. I know people rely on them for their livelihoods, but for their LIVES??? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Prayers for her family and friends.
My first thought when reading headline: it was the 'paper work' to get this car and the 'deal', that she could not bear to have so wasted. . .
“Cavaliers will always go down, and you should leave them the first chance you get.”
Houston PING (sorry about the erroneoud ping earlier this morning, although Ronny Dio was getting medical treatment in Houston)
Apparently, she did not know how to swim.
Oh you folks all have it wrong. I’m surprised at you.
She was convinced Obama was going to bail her out. You don’t have to be concerned about anything today. Personal responsibility to take care of yourself? Surely you jest...
And of course, she would have been safe is she had the latest model Muslim produced vehicle too. Bwa ha ha ha ha...
That makes a little more sense.
Sad story, regardless of how foolish she was in attempting to “save” her car in the first place. People sometimes get very confused in crisis situations.
HOUSTON At least two people died as their vehicles were swept into flood waters in the storms across Texas this weekend.
In Houston, authorities say 47-year-old Cassandra Bryant of Harris County drowned Friday night after her car sunk in a retention pond. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva tells the Houston Chronicle that Bryant was backing up to avoid a flooded road when she went over a curb and floated into the pond.
In Midland, police tell the Midland Reporter-Telegram that a 46-year-old Teresa Townsend of Midland was found dead in her submerged car after Friday’s storms.
The rainfall also affected the search for a 17-year-old from Cuero who went missing Friday while swimming the Guadalupe River. The DeWitt County sheriff said Sunday that the search is in recovery mode.
It rained like crazy out here in Midland, which is bad because there is literally no drainage system to speak of because it hardly ever rains. This time, it rained 4 inches.
The Houston death is making more headlines because she refused to leave, but it’s Houston. Flooding isn’t near as big a deal there.
Cash for Dunkers?
Really tragic. Much like the woman who jumped in front of a moving train to retrieve her purse or jacket(?).
This illustrates why Boy Scouts and other similar youth groups are important - *Be Prepared* (good survival training in childhood and setting priorities for adulthood).
Yes, it’s very sad.
The real reason I’ve never drowned in a car swept away by a flood is...
the story of a father and couple of his children that perished
when the father drove his car through some water on a road just
southeast of Blackwell, OK.
Although I was still a young teen, whenever my family would take that
same road to go see relatives in Wichita KS, they’d remind me and my
brother of what had happened in the low part of farmland that
was dry 99.9%+ of the time.
Here in Mid-Missouri, the authorities go beyond the usual rule of
“if the water is above the axle of the vehicle, don’t go”.
Here they say...”if there is water on the road, turn around!!!”.
My wife would probably stick with her Honda Fit.
And just how is one to know where it gets deeper than the height of the axel? When water is covering a road, it is also hiding lots of visual references.
“at least I wanna drown in a Mercedes” would be callous under the circumstances...
“Apparently, she did not know how to swim.
And just how is one to know where it gets deeper than the height of
the axel? When water is covering a road, it is also hiding lots of
If I sounded like I thought the “turn around if there’s water on the
road” was too extreme, I goofed.
I think it’s better advice than the “go on if water is below the axle” advice.
In Nebraska we are always told on the weather alerts etc to never drive into water, even if we know the road. What one can not tell is what is going on under that water.Makes sense to me.
That is crazy to worry about somethng you can’t possibly save in high water. Let it go it is replaceable.
I agree, it’s sad. Most authourities tell you not to drive through flood waters, that even 1ft deep rushing water can wash your car away. Poor judgement cost her life. Same storn system arrived in Alabama and 2 teen girls were washed away. One managed to grab a tree limb and hang on, but the other went under but was saved. A friend was the hospital chaplain, he said that one died and was revived several times. She is still critical and may not survive. Please pray for her. Link to this story http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/13-Year-Old-Girl-Swept-Away-by-Rushing-Water-in/xpQJW3ZB3UeFjn24AKzRrA.cspx
She was what?