Driver escapes after driving into flooded creek in North Carolina

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A driver had a lucky escape after driving his Land Rover into a flooded creek in North Carolina on Friday, December 28.

A video of the incident shows the SUV sinking into the water next to Greenville Highway in Hendersonville.

The driver plunged into a retention pond obscured by standing water and was forced to climb out the back hatch of the vehicle, the Weather Channel reported.

A winter storm caused flooding across North Carolina and Georgia on Friday, the report said.

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