Whether or not the drive of the truck in the video above has ever raced other vehicles, chances are they have never had to race a flash flood. Until now.

The incident took place in Saudi Arabia after heavy thunderstorms caused localised flooding. The video, posted by National Geographic, has been taken from a height, and shows a lone truck all but trapped by rapidly advancing flood-waters, and accelerating to reach higher ground before being swamped.

It ended safely enough for everyone, but not before demonstrating that real life can produce as many unexpected thrills as films do.