A woman fell on a busy highway from her car while hanging out of the passenger window while filming a Snapchat video, UK police said.
The unnamed woman was dangling out of the vehicle on the M25 motorway south of London, Surrey Police wrote on Twitter.
“It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed,” they said.
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.
It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed.#nowords
— Roads Policing Unit (RPU) – Surrey Police – UK (@SurreyRoadCops) September 19, 2020
Asked by a user if officers explained the dangers of the attempt to the woman, the police replied: “Every chance they worked it out before we spoke to them about it!”
Some 259 people worldwide died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
Researchers found that the most selfie deaths occurred in India, followed by Russia, the US and Pakistan. Most of the victims were men under the age of 30.
Last year, four members of the same family drowned at a dam in India after slipping into the water while trying to take a selfie.