A woman fell out of the car on a busy highway while filming a Snapchat video. The incident took place on the M25 motorway south of London.
How the car incident happened
The Surrey Police said that an unnamed fell out of her car into a “live lane” between junction six and the Clacket Lane services at 1.30 am on Saturday while she was dangling out of the passenger window to shot a Snapchat video. Luckily, she survived and didn’t sustain serious injuries.
“It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed,” the Police wrote on Twitter. They also shared a picture of the open passenger window with a hashtag #nowords.
Surrey police spokesman said that the paramedics treated the women at the scene. “The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene and her injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing. No arrests have been made.”
This selfie accident is not the first time that an incident of this sort has taken place. According to a report published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, almost 259 selfie deaths were reported worldwide between 2017 -2019.
Where and how often selfie deaths happen
India is on the top of the list of the countries that report the highest selfie deaths. The second on the list is Russia, followed by the USA and Pakistan. Reportedly, 72 percent of victims are men and are under the age of 30.
People have extensively criticized the woman for such irresponsible behavior. A user wrote on Twitter, “The worst thing about this is that had she been hit – the poor driver who hit her would have to live with that for the rest of their life. No one expects to be dodging human bodies on a motorway, and an emergency stop may have caused a serious pile-up and further loss of life.”
Another user wrote, “Unbelievable no arrests were made. Surely there is something that can be done – at the very least charged and fined for wasting Police and other emergency services’ time?”
However, the Police replied: “We can’t just arrest people for fun. We have to have a necessity which we did not have for this. We knew who she was; where she lived, there will have been plenty of evidence, and no person or property was likely to be at any further risk. Just because no one was arrested does not mean action can not be taken. But I suspect not many people are sat there thinking this sort of thing is a good idea, and those involved certainly learned a thing or two that night.”