A woman refused to move as floodwater raced on to a bus and washed up all around her as the driver ploughed through a flooded street.
Cassie Mason was on her morning commute through Newcastle last week when the bus, believed to belong to Stagecoach, encountered deep flood water from a burst mains pipe.
The 39-year-old support worker claims the driver was faced with the dilemma of becoming stuck or driving on through the rising water - and he plumped for the latter.
Video footage shows the water begin to come on board through the bus doors until eventually the entire vehicle's floor is submerged in dirty water.
Cassie and other commuters fled to the back of the bus as the water rises in a bid to remain dry - but one woman remained unfazed and braved the water as it sloshed past her ankles.