muchmorethanmuscle saidMaybe she didn't realize how deep it was until she realized she lost control. By that time it was too late.
When you think about it, we're not taught in driving class as to what to do when confronted with weather crises.
A few things to note for the driver...
You have to account that we have maybe 2 weeks worth of actual rain that can actually cause flash flooding like that and they do not teach, in AZ Drivers Ed, what to do in severe weather. In the mid-west for example, they teach you to drive your car into a ditch or seek shelter for a tornado siren. In the northern parts of the country, you are taught to drive in snow and/or iced road conditions.... check the almanac people, we have 350 days a year of sun or mostly sunny days.
If you've ever been to Apache Junction where the incident happened, you might also realize that it might be the lesser of two dangers that she faced in trying to escape the weather. It is a rural part of the metro area and has few roads in and around the town itself.