On Monday night, Channel Nine aired a clip of a man driving his truck through a flooded creek in Chesapeake, Virginia.
As he drives through the mud, the truck becomes engulfed in a torrential downpour that leaves it submerged and overturned in the creek.
After being taken to the hospital, the driver was able to get his license reinstated and was given a free ride home.
It’s a video that shows how important it is to keep moving forward in life, said Channel Nine driver and Channel Nine College student Paul Mitchell.
It is a good reminder to all of us to make sure we are not only moving forward, but also continuing to be driven by a passion for driving and making sure we keep driving in the right direction,” he said.
The video of the truck driver has gone viral and has received more than two million views on YouTube.”
I’m glad it has given him a little bit of a boost,” Mitchell said.”
The whole world has been watching and sharing it and people are sharing it on social media and it’s been a big boost for him.
“The video has also been shared on Facebook and Twitter and was viewed by hundreds of thousands of people on Monday night.”
We are fortunate enough to have a lot of really great people on our team who have done great things in the community,” Mitchell added.”
They’ve shown that there’s a good way of doing things.
“Truck driving is a sport which involves using a truck to push a payload of materials or people through a river or canal.
The school was created by Channel Nine to teach drivers about road safety and vehicle safety.
It started in 2014, with one driver driving a semi-truck through a flood in Melbourne’s Yarra River.”
When I started I had no idea what I was doing, I didn’t know where I was going and I didn, of course, get into trouble,” Mitchell told 7.30.”
But once I got to know the kids it really gave me an opportunity to learn and the experience of being a driver and how to be safe.
“A lot of the kids in the school are now really well aware of how important truck driving is to their lives.”
In 2017, a school in Melbourne was evacuated due to floodwater.
The truck driving school has a long history of providing opportunities for people to learn about the sport and the risks involved.
“Our curriculum and the driving course are designed to give people the opportunity to get a good understanding of how to safely drive a vehicle through floodwater, whether it’s a small boat or large truck,” Mitchell explained.
“So it’s very rewarding to be able to help these young people to understand what it is like.”