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* Del Spooner has a mistrust of robots in ''Film/IRobot'' because he ended up in a car accident which caused his car to be fused (thanks to the speed of cars at the time) to one with a little girl inside (her parents apparently died instantly) and end up in the water. A passing robot (which automatically intervened thanks to the first law[[labelnote:1]]A robot may not harm a human or allow a human to come to harm by inaction[[/labelnote]]) could only save one of them and rescued Spooner (damaging his arm in the process), who had a slightly higher chance of survival, despite his [[GreaterNeedThanMine pleas to save the girl]] (since the first law overrode the second law[[labelnote:2]]A robot must always obey a command given by a human unless this would conflict with the first law[[/labelnote]]). This situation is the root of [[DoesntTrustThoseGuys his hatred towards robots]] - even though prioritizing treatment for people in accidents [[TruthInTelevision is very much a real thing]], called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]], Spooner felt that a human rescuer would [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl try to save a child over an adult no matter how futile the attempt would be]].

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* Del Spooner has a mistrust of robots in ''Film/IRobot'' because he ended up in a car accident which caused his car to be fused (thanks to the speed of cars at the time) to one with a little girl inside (her parents apparently died instantly) and end up in the water. A passing robot (which automatically intervened thanks to the first law[[labelnote:1]]A robot may not harm a human or allow a human to come to harm by inaction[[/labelnote]]) could only save one of them and rescued Spooner (damaging his arm in the process), who had a slightly higher chance of survival, despite his [[GreaterNeedThanMine pleas to save the girl]] (since the first law overrode the second law[[labelnote:2]]A robot must always obey a command given by a human unless this would conflict with the first law[[/labelnote]]). This situation is the root of [[DoesntTrustThoseGuys his hatred towards robots]] - even though prioritizing treatment for people in accidents [[TruthInTelevision is very much a real thing]], called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]], Spooner felt that a human rescuer would [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl try to save a child over an adult no matter how futile the attempt would be]].be.


* Del Spooner has a mistrust of robots in ''Film/IRobot'' because he ended up in a car accident which caused his car to be fused (thanks to the speed of cars at the time) to one with a little girl inside (her parents apparently died instantly) and end up in the water. A passing robot (which automatically intervened thanks to the first law[[labelnote:1]]A robot may not harm a human or allow a human to come to harm by inaction[[/labelnote]]) could only save one of them and rescued Spooner (damaging his arm in the process), who had a slightly higher chance of survival, despite his pleas to save the girl (since the first law overrode the second law[[labelnote:2]]A robot must always obey a command given by a human unless this would conflict with the first law[[/labelnote]]). This situation is the root of [[DoesntTrustThoseGuys his hatred towards robots]] - even though prioritizing treatment for people in accidents [[TruthInTelevision is very much a real thing]], called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]], Spooner felt that a human rescuer would [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl try to save a child over an adult no matter how futile the attempt would be]].

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* Del Spooner has a mistrust of robots in ''Film/IRobot'' because he ended up in a car accident which caused his car to be fused (thanks to the speed of cars at the time) to one with a little girl inside (her parents apparently died instantly) and end up in the water. A passing robot (which automatically intervened thanks to the first law[[labelnote:1]]A robot may not harm a human or allow a human to come to harm by inaction[[/labelnote]]) could only save one of them and rescued Spooner (damaging his arm in the process), who had a slightly higher chance of survival, despite his [[GreaterNeedThanMine pleas to save the girl girl]] (since the first law overrode the second law[[labelnote:2]]A robot must always obey a command given by a human unless this would conflict with the first law[[/labelnote]]). This situation is the root of [[DoesntTrustThoseGuys his hatred towards robots]] - even though prioritizing treatment for people in accidents [[TruthInTelevision is very much a real thing]], called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]], Spooner felt that a human rescuer would [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl try to save a child over an adult no matter how futile the attempt would be]].


* After spending 9 days in the fall of 1994 claiming that her children had been abducted by a carjacker, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Smith Susan Smith]] finally confessed to invoking this on them by allowing her car to roll down a ramp into a lake with them strapped in their car seats and unable to escape [[note]] And at only ages 3 and 1, would have undoubtedly drowned even if they ''had' been able to get loose. [[/note]]

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* After spending 9 days in the fall of 1994 claiming that her children had been abducted by a carjacker, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Smith Susan Smith]] finally confessed to invoking this on them by allowing her car to roll down a ramp into a lake with them strapped in their car seats and unable to escape [[note]] And at only ages 3 and 1, would have undoubtedly drowned even if they ''had' ''had'' been able to get loose. [[/note]]


* This is realized to have happened in the plethora of FinallyFoundTheBody cases that involve a missing person's car being found submerged in a body of water, [[http://www.candidslice.com/vanished-missing-persons-discovered-in-submerged-cars/4/ with the person's remains]] still in it.

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* This is realized to have happened in the plethora of FinallyFoundTheBody cases that involve a missing person's car being found submerged in a body of water, [[http://www.candidslice.com/vanished-missing-persons-discovered-in-submerged-cars/4/ with the person's remains]] remains still in it.

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* This is how Kat's parents perish in the opening scene of ''WesternAnimation/WendellAndWild'', with only Kat herself managing to escape the vehicle and be pulled to safety.


Want to show a character struggle for survival in a dangerous DrowningPit situation that is easy to set up? Look no further, simply have the victim trapped in a car shooting off a cliff or bridge straight into a large body of water below. Often preceded by [[VehicularSabotage malfunctioning brakes]], [[PopTheTires blown tires]], an [[DeadfootLeadfoot incapacitated driver]] or the car [[VehicularAssault being rammed off]] by another vehicle.

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Want to show a character character's struggle for survival in a dangerous DrowningPit situation that is easy to set up? Look no further, simply have the victim trapped in a car shooting off a cliff or bridge straight into a large body of water below. Often preceded by [[VehicularSabotage malfunctioning brakes]], [[PopTheTires blown tires]], an [[DeadfootLeadfoot incapacitated driver]] or the car [[VehicularAssault being rammed off]] by another vehicle.



** In the final epsiode, [[spoiler:Odokawa drives his taxi off a bridge and plunges into the water, where he lies, passively, seemingly accepting his death as it fills up with water, until Shirokawa dives in to save him, breaking the car window and carrying him out.]]

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** In the final epsiode, episode, [[spoiler:Odokawa drives his taxi off a bridge and plunges into the water, where he lies, passively, seemingly accepting his death as it fills up with water, until Shirokawa dives in to save him, breaking the car window and carrying him out.]]



* In ''Film/TheThieves'', the police van drives into the harbour when the thieves attempt to escape. Everyone manages to get out when it hits the water, except for Pepsee, who ends up handcuffed to the inside of the van and is trapped in the sinking van.

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* In ''Film/TheThieves'', the police van drives into the harbour harbor when the thieves attempt to escape. Everyone manages to get out when it hits the water, except for Pepsee, who ends up handcuffed to the inside of the van and is trapped in the sinking van.



** In season 7's 'Party Down,' a killer locks 20 party goers in the back of a semi truck and deliberately drives it into the Hudson. Fortunately only four people drown.

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** In season 7's 'Party Down,' a killer locks 20 party goers partygoers in the back of a semi truck semi-truck and deliberately drives it into the Hudson. Fortunately only four people drown.


* The heroine in ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' (2003) passes out at the wheel from a loss of blood, sinking into the river together with Michael.
* In ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', due to a freak accident in Berlin traffic, the hero's taxi goes off a bridge and into the river Spree. He hits his head on the window and goes unconscious as the car sinks deeper and deeper into the water. Gladly, his taxi driver is a BadAssBystander and manages to free herself and then pull Martin out through the cab's rear window.
* Small scene in ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''. The ship carrying Ray (Tom Cruise) and his family capsizes with all of the survivors going into the water, some trapped in cars.

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* The heroine in ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' (2003) ''Film/Underworld2003'' passes out at the wheel from a loss of blood, sinking into the river together with Michael.
* In ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', ''Film/Unknown2011'', due to a freak accident in Berlin traffic, the hero's taxi goes off a bridge and into the river Spree. He hits his head on the window and goes unconscious as the car sinks deeper and deeper into the water. Gladly, his taxi driver is a BadAssBystander and manages to free herself and then pull Martin out through the cab's rear window.
* Small scene in ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''. ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds2005'': The ship carrying Ray (Tom Cruise) and his family capsizes with all of the survivors going into the water, some trapped in cars.

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* After spending 9 days in the fall of 1994 claiming that her children had been abducted by a carjacker, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Smith Susan Smith]] finally confessed to invoking this on them by allowing her car to roll down a ramp into a lake with them strapped in their car seats and unable to escape [[note]] And at only ages 3 and 1, would have undoubtedly drowned even if they ''had' been able to get loose. [[/note]]


TruthInTelevision in the sense that plunging a car into water can be [[DoNotAttempt very, very dangerous]]. The pressure of the water against the door could make it physically impossible to open if the passenger does not open the door immediately. Indeed, the pressure of the water against the ''window'' may make it impossible to open via conventional means, whether it's a manual crank or electric. There are two ways out of the situation: SoftGlass (which can be invoked by using a tool meant to shatter tempered glass) or waiting for the pressure differential between the inside and outside to stabilize, which won't happen until the cabin is filled to the brim. Watch Series/MythBusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters demonstrating this trope]] in episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YaMEW30bv4 Underwater Car]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_HEKMgqbE Inverted Underwater Car]].

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TruthInTelevision in the sense that plunging a car into water can be [[DoNotAttempt very, very dangerous]]. The pressure of the water against the door could make it physically impossible to open if the passenger does not open the door immediately. Indeed, the pressure of the water against the ''window'' may make it impossible to open via conventional means, whether it's a manual crank or electric. There are two ways out of the situation: SoftGlass (which can be invoked by using a tool meant to shatter tempered glass) or waiting for the pressure differential between the inside and outside to stabilize, which won't happen until the cabin is filled to the brim. Watch Series/MythBusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters demonstrating this trope]] in episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YaMEW30bv4 Underwater Car]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_HEKMgqbE Inverted Underwater Car]].
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** In an earlier episode, a body is found in a submerged car. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the victim was in an interracial lesbian relationship, and she and her girlfriend were being pursued by the girlfriend's insanely possessive brother when they found that the bridge ahead of them was out. With nowhere else to go and unwilling to risk being caught by the brother, the pair decided to [[TogetherInDeath commit suicide together]] by driving off a bridge -- only it was the 1930s, cars were a lot more open than they are now, and there were no seatbelts, so one of the girls somehow got out, or was pulled out by the force of the water, and survived.]]

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** In an earlier episode, a body is found in a submerged car. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the victim was in an interracial lesbian relationship, and she and her girlfriend were being pursued by the girlfriend's insanely possessive brother when they found that the bridge ahead of them was out. With nowhere else to go and unwilling to risk being caught by the brother, the pair decided to [[TogetherInDeath commit suicide together]] by driving off a bridge -- only it was the 1930s, cars were a lot more open than they are now, and there were no seatbelts, so one of the girls somehow got out, or was pulled out by the force of the water, and survived.survived -- and then spent the rest of her life battling guilt over the fact that her girlfriend died and she didn't.]]


* ''TheThreeStooges:TheMovie: Everyone, including the stooges, Teddy, his father, Lynda, and Mac, are stuck in the car as sinks into a lake. It was caused by Curly's rat Nippy. Curly farts in the car after he ate some lobster with Pepto-Bismo. This gave Moe an idea, he uses some water proof matches to light a fire and blew up the car so everyone can get out.

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* ''TheThreeStooges:TheMovie: Everyone, Played for laughs in ''Film/TheThreeStoogesTheMovie'' where everyone, including the stooges, Teddy, his father, Lynda, and Mac, are stuck in the car as it sinks into a lake. It was caused by Curly's rat Nippy. Curly farts in the car after he ate some lobster with Pepto-Bismo. This gave Moe an idea, he uses some water proof waterproof matches to light a fire and blew up the car so everyone can get out.

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* ''TheThreeStooges:TheMovie: Everyone, including the stooges, Teddy, his father, Lynda, and Mac, are stuck in the car as sinks into a lake. It was caused by Curly's rat Nippy. Curly farts in the car after he ate some lobster with Pepto-Bismo. This gave Moe an idea, he uses some water proof matches to light a fire and blew up the car so everyone can get out.


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* In ''Film/TheGame'', Nicholas' car is plunged off a pier as part of the super-scary "game" to make his life more exciting. He manages to escape by pulling down the window using a crank that was left in his possession [[ChekhovsGun earlier on]].

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* In ''Film/TheGame'', ''Film/TheGame1997'', Nicholas' car is plunged off a pier as part of the super-scary "game" to make his life more exciting. He manages to escape by pulling down the window using a crank that was left in his possession [[ChekhovsGun earlier on]].

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