Locals mock luxury Lexus stuck on a flooded weir crossing for five days after its ‘idiot’ driver tried to push through despite SES roadblocks
- A luxury Lexus sedan has been caught in the floods on the Audrey Weir crossing
- Footage shows the incredible mass of water rushing through and past the car
- It got stuck after the driver attempted to drive through despite roadblocks
- Photos taken each day show that the car was slowly shifted by the water
Locals have enjoyed poking fun at a luxury Lexus sedan that got stuck while driving over a flooded weir despite the road being closed.
The Lexus was stuck for five days on the Audley Weir just south of Sydney in the Royal National Park.
Footage shows the car sitting while floodwaters rush around the vehicle after the occupants were rescued by the State Emergency Service.
The depth stick shows the extent of the floods as the water sits at almost 1.2m high.
The Lexus sedan was stranded in the middle of the Audley Weir for five days
Despite the SES roadblocks the driver persisted and was stuck. The car is pictured here on March 20. This shows emergency services arriving to rescue those inside the car
The Lexus mad it about half way across the weir crossing, that was level with the dam’s water, before it could go no farther.
Webcam footage of the weir showed the car sitting abandoned as the floods raged around it – even pushing it slightly around the crossing.
As the days go by the flow of the river can be seen slowly tapering before SES crews are able to tow the car to dry land after five days.
Local kept a watching brief on the position of the car using the webcam, dubbing the saga LexusGate.
The Audley Weir is known for similar floods, last year an SUV was stuck in the same position as floodwaters closed the crossing.
On March 22 the car has been shifted by the mass of the water
March 24 at 11.15am, the car still stuck but the water has subsided substantially
Finally on March 24 at 4.15pm the car has been removed from the crossing