The pursuit of social media fame has once again led to catastrophe for an unfortunate user. Those who follow social media challenges online know they often result in trouble or injury. However, it’s not every day that a woman falls out of a car while filming a stunt for Snapchat.
Police in Surrey, England took to Twitter on Saturday, September 19 to share a cautionary account of the incident. According to the department, they were called to the M25 motorway after a woman fell from a moving vehicle.
The front seat passenger was hanging out the car whilst filming a SnapChat video along the #M25. She then fell out the car and into a live lane.— Roads Policing Unit (RPU) – Surrey Police – UK (@SurreyRoadCops) September 19, 2020
It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed.#nowords
“The front seat passenger was hanging out the car whilst filming a SnapChat video along the #M25,” the tweet read. “She then fell out the car and into a live lane.” The department included an image of the window the woman fell out of with their statement.
“It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed,” the tweet continued, before adding the hashtag #nowords.
According to The Guardian, paramedics treated the woman on the scene for non-life threatening injuries. The Daily Mail shared a video from Snapchat purported to have been taken by the women moments before she fell. In the video, a woman hangs her upper body out of the window of a fast-moving car.
“I need to stop doing this 110mph imma end up dead,” a caption on the video read.
Grounds for Arrest?
In response to calls to arrest the woman, Surrey police said there was “no necessity” to do so.
“We can’t just arrest people for fun. We have to have a necessity which we did not have for this,” a follow-up tweet read. “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.”
However, the department also hinted that the unidentified woman wouldn’t escape all responsibilty for the reckless stunt.
“Just because no one was arrested does not mean action can not be taken,” a department tweet said. “But I suspect not many people… sat there thinking this sort of thing is a good idea and those involved certainly learnt a thing or two that night.”