VIDEO: Vauxhall driver powers through flood water at Hawes

A motorist decided that keeping their foot down was the only option after encountering a flooded road.

This video was taken by local resident Max Percival on the outskirts of Hawes on Sunday.

The driver of the Vauxhall Insignia appears not to notice the flood water until it’s too late.

The vehicle continues through the water at speed and the driver does make it to the other side safely, despite the vehicle making waves several feet high.

Other motorists are not always so lucky.

Firefighters in Hawes are regularly called to Brunt Acres Road to rescue people who have become stranded when their vehicles stop in flood water from the River Ure and nearby Gayle Beck.