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* ''Webcomic/EnnuiGo'': In Vol. 6, as part of a series of flashbacks exploring main character's Izzy Pritchard's DarkAndTroubledPast, [[AbusiveParents her and her twin sister Adelie's mother]] [[OffingTheOffspring tried to kill the both of them]] by driving her car off the pier and leaving them to drown when she escaped. Luckily, they were saved thanks to the combined efforts of [[VillainousRescue Florida Man]] and [[BenevolentMonsters Red Snapper's mother]].

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* ''Webcomic/EnnuiGo'': In Vol. 6, 5, as part of a series of flashbacks exploring main character's Izzy Pritchard's DarkAndTroubledPast, [[AbusiveParents her and her twin sister Adelie's mother]] [[OffingTheOffspring tried to kill the both of them]] by driving her car off the pier and leaving them to drown when she escaped. Luckily, they were saved thanks to the combined efforts of [[VillainousRescue Florida Man]] and [[BenevolentMonsters Red Snapper's mother]].

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* ''Webcomic/EnnuiGo'': In Vol. 6, as part of a series of flashbacks exploring main character's Izzy Pritchard's DarkAndTroubledPast, [[AbusiveParents her and her twin sister Adelie's mother]] [[OffingTheOffspring tried to kill the both of them]] by driving her car off the pier and leaving them to drown when she escaped. Luckily, they were saved thanks to the combined efforts of [[VillainousRescue Florida Man]] and [[BenevolentMonsters Red Snapper's mother]].

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* ''Series/Batwoman2019''. In the second episode the mad supervillain Alice is being transported to Arkham Asylum when a bomb blasts the prison van off a bridge into the Gotham River. Thinking this is a [[HisStoryRepeatsItself second chance to save her sister]], Kate Kane decides to SaveTheVillain using some handy bat-gadgets, a decision she comes to regret, not least because it tips off Alice that her sister is Batwoman.

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* Parodied on an episode of ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown''. After General Manager Wrestling/TeddyLong is forced to admit that he was working together with Wrestling/CMPunk to screw Wrestling/TheUndertaker out of a championship match they were in in the [=PPV=] prior, Teddy tries to flee from the area before the Undertaker can pay him back. Once he reaches his limo, he's horrified to see that Taker is his driver, [[EasyRoadToHell and he takes Teddy for a very long drive to parts unknown]]. Although this variation doesn't involves Teddy drowning underwater, he does get consumed by Undertaker's SuperSmoke, which fills up his limo as Taker [[DeadlyRoadTrip drives away to have a REALLY long talk with his boss]]...
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Bonus points if the car goes into a [[SloMoBigAir slow-motion fall once in mid-air]]. For added drama, the [[JammedSeatbelts seatbelts may jam up]] or a passenger [[HelpImStuck gets stuck some other way]] on impact.

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Bonus points if the car goes into a [[SloMoBigAir slow-motion fall once in mid-air]]. For added drama, the [[JammedSeatbelts seatbelts may jam up]] or a passenger passenger's limb [[HelpImStuck gets stuck some other way]] stuck]] on impact.


Bonus point if the car goes into a [[SloMoBigAir slow-motion fall once in mid-air]]. For added drama, the [[JammedSeatbelts seatbelts may jam up]] or a passenger [[HelpImStuck gets stuck some other way]] on impact.

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Bonus point points if the car goes into a [[SloMoBigAir slow-motion fall once in mid-air]]. For added drama, the [[JammedSeatbelts seatbelts may jam up]] or a passenger [[HelpImStuck gets stuck some other way]] on impact.



* ''Film/CarnivalOfSouls'': The movie opens with a car driving off a bridge during a drag race. One of the car's three passengers -- our protagonist -- manages to survive but she doesn't know how or why. [[spoiler:Turns out she didn't.]]



%% * ''Film/CarnivalOfSouls''



* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': In the BackStory, Sidney's mother died when she drowned in her car. It was discovered after she died that she was a KGB operative. During one episode, Sidney has to temporarily fake her death, and she does so by driving her car off a pier, then surviving by breathing the air in the tires. This clues her into the fact that her mother might not have drowned as everyone thought.

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* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': In the BackStory, Sidney's mother died when she drowned in her car. It was discovered after she died that she was a KGB operative. During one episode, Sidney has to temporarily fake her death, and she does so by driving her car off a pier, then surviving by breathing the air in the tires. This clues her into in to the fact that her mother might not have drowned as everyone thought.



* Mac on ''{{Series/CSINY}}'' in the season 5 pilot. He was kidnapped by a hostage taker and the guy abandoned Mac and the car in the river. Naturally, Mac escapes.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In [=S3xE4=], Wilson Fisk attempts to kill Matt by having a bunch of inmates and guards on his payroll attack him in a staged prison riot. When that fails, Fisk activates a backup plan, and has one of his henchmen replace the taxi driver who brought Matt to the prison. The replacement driver gets the cab up to speed, then bails out and leaves the driverless cab to take Matt on a one-way trip into the Hudson. We don't see Matt's escape, but when the police recover the cab the next day, [[NeverFoundTheBody there is no corpse]].

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* Mac on ''{{Series/CSINY}}'' in the season 5 pilot. He was kidnapped by a hostage taker hostage-taker and the guy abandoned Mac and the car in the river. Naturally, Mac escapes.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In [=S3xE4=], Wilson Fisk attempts to kill Matt by having a bunch of inmates and guards on his payroll attack him in a staged prison riot. When that fails, Fisk activates a backup plan, plan and has one of his henchmen replace the taxi driver who brought Matt to the prison. The replacement driver gets the cab up to speed, then bails out and leaves the driverless cab to take Matt on a one-way trip into the Hudson. We don't see Matt's escape, but when the police recover the cab the next day, [[NeverFoundTheBody there is no corpse]].



* ''Webcomic/TheAnimeClub'': Parodied using BlackComedy in part 6. The boys have decided to drown themselves by driving a car into the ocean. But Mort wants the group to die by poisoning, causing an argument over what's a more "classy way to die". Then Mort reveals [[OutGambitted he poisoned all their drinks with a slow acting agent before they left]]. They die of poisoning and the car stops just short of driving off the pier.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAnimeClub'': Parodied using BlackComedy in part 6. The boys have decided to drown themselves by driving a car into the ocean. But Mort wants the group to die by poisoning, causing an argument over what's a more "classy way to die". Then Mort reveals [[OutGambitted he poisoned all their drinks with a slow acting slow-acting agent before they left]]. They die of poisoning and the car stops just short of driving off the pier.



* NBC News anchor Jessica Savitch was killed along with her boyfriend when he, driving away from a restaurant in a heavy rain storm, took a wrong turn and instead of driving away on the main road, took an access road that led to a drainage canal.

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* NBC News anchor Jessica Savitch was killed along with her boyfriend when he, driving away from a restaurant in a heavy rain storm, rainstorm, took a wrong turn and instead of driving away on the main road, took an access road that led to a drainage canal.



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* In ''Film/BlowOut'', a car tire gets shot which sends the car into a river. The hero observes the accident and dives in to save the female lead who almost drowns.



%% * ''Film/BlowOut''


Bonus point if the car goes into a [[SloMoBigAir slow-motion fall once in mid-air]]. For added drama, the [[JammedSeatbelts seatbelts may jam]] or a passenger [[HelpImStuck gets stuck some other way]] on impact.

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Bonus point if the car goes into a [[SloMoBigAir slow-motion fall once in mid-air]]. For added drama, the [[JammedSeatbelts seatbelts may jam]] jam up]] or a passenger [[HelpImStuck gets stuck some other way]] on impact.


* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Wasabi's car ends up going off a pier after fleeing from Yokai. Fortunately, the damage the car has sustained during the chase allows for an easy exit, and Baymax is able to discard the armor Hiro made for him and act as a flotation device.

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6'', Wasabi's car ends up going off a pier after fleeing from Yokai. Fortunately, the damage the car has sustained during the chase allows for an easy exit, and Baymax is able to discard the armor Hiro made for him and act as a flotation device.

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* In TheRemake of ''Series/TheFugitive'', Lieutenant Gerard is plagued by nightmares of failing to rescue a woman in this situation. [[note]] We eventually learn that the woman was his first wife (they were run off the road by a DrunkDriver) and it becomes obvious that the reason he's so obsessed with capturing Richard Kimble is his rage that Kimble would destroy what he would give anything to have fact. Plus the fact that the guy got off easy thanks to an AmoralAttorney, leaving him extra angry at those who evade justice. Too bad Kimble's ''innocent''. . .[[/note]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Dream", Gumball is so mad about a dream he had where Darwin kisses his crush Penny that he and Darwin travel through their dreams to stop the kiss from happening. One of the dreams they visit has them both stuck in a car sinking in water for what's apparently been the past five days, with Darwin getting so hungry within that time that he's taken a bite out of Gumball's arm. When Darwin turns on the car's air conditioning, it drenches him and Gumball in a strange liquid that takes them to the dream they were looking for.

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* The ''Animation/{{Lamput}}'' episode "Water" mostly takes place in Fat Doc and Slim Doc's car, with a thirsty Lamput in the back being driven to their lab from a desert road. The car eventually falls over a cliff and into the ocean, where it starts to flood. The docs go to the back of the vehicle with Lamput, who consumes the water that fills the car; the docs follow suit, and the car later floats to the surface, where Lamput and the scientists continue their chase swimming.
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** Invoked in ''Film/LicenceToKill''. While in custody, the villain offers $2 million to anyone willing to help him escape. Naturally, some baddies jump at the call. As the villain he is being transported across a bridge, the armoured truck is forced into the water where scuba divers rescue him from the back of the truck.

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** Invoked in ''Film/LicenceToKill''. While in custody, the villain Franz Sanchez offers $2 million to anyone willing to help him escape. Naturally, some baddies jump at the call. As the villain he Sanchez is being transported across a bridge, the armoured truck is forced into the water where scuba divers rescue him from the back of the truck.


-->-- '''Johnson''', ''Film/{{Transporter 3}}''

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-->-- '''Johnson''', ''Film/{{Transporter 3}}''
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* ''ComicBook/RiversOfLondon'': ''Body Work'' starts off with a man drowning after his car goes into the Thames. It turns out that [[spoiler:the car had recently had its engine replaced with one from another car of the same make that had been possessed by a malign entity, which had been broken up for parts by the mechanic the car's owner, Celeste Mapstone, had taken it to with a request to destroy it. At the end, the same fate nearly befalls Celeste's sister Kim, possessed by the same entity, and two of the sisters' friends when Kim, under the entity's control, drives the last car with a part from the possessed one into the duck pond by the Mapstone house. Fortunately, Nightingale arrives immediately afterwards and uses magic to rip the top off the car, saving their lives.]]
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