Driver of car crashing near presidential motorcade is talking: "It was terrifying"

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SPRINGIFELD, Mo. -- A close call as President Trump's motorcade rolled through Springfield.

The viral video shows a car driving down an embankment, just as President Trump travelled down Kearney Street. Really, really bad timing. That's what the teenaged girls who were in the car that came crashing down the embankment just as the presidential motorcade was passing by say happened. But there are some who still have their doubts.

"I mean the location and timing are pretty ironic if it was accidental, so," said Clayton Hefner, who shot video of the incident.

Hefner shot this video of what he thought at the time was an attempt to crash into president trump during his visit to springfield. You can see the white car come out of a wooded area, just as the president was driving by.

Chris Robertson caught it from another angle, just across the street. You can see how close it came to the motorcade.

"it was terrifying," said Samantha Morris, the driver.

Samantha Morris, 17, and Nikia Hicks, 18 were in that car on their way to work when their brakes suddenly went out.

"I was pumping my brakes hard, they were smoking and i couldn't stop at all" said Morris.

That's when she swerved to avoid hitting a gaurd at the entrance of her work and ended up feet from a pond.

"i just thought we'd hit a fence," said Morris. "I thought there was a fence. We were crazy close to that pond. we could have drowned."

But instead they were surrounded by Secret Service agents, who they say combed their car for anything dangerous. They found no threat, confirmed their brakes went out and let them go. The Springfield police chief says there was no mal-intent.

"Just a untimely unfortunate coincidence," said Chief Williams.

But the YouTube video Hefner put up now has more than 800,000 views as of Thursday night. it's titled "vehicle attempts to ram presidential motorcade in Springfield, Mo."

"At the time i thought that was what happened. I've been asked to change it," said Hefner. "I'm not going to."

That could be because he's cashing in on it. The New York Post paid him $700 plus 70 percent of any future profits for the video.

"Sorry if you are mad that i'm making money off of it, but i have, so," said Hefner.

The teens aren't mad about the money but the threats and remarks from people who still think they tried to harm the president of the united states..

"i got extremely angry that people now think i'm a bad person because one 21-year-old guy decided a YouTube video was more important than my life and my safety," said Morris.

The girls in the car just wanted to set the record straight and while the guy who shot the video says he still has his doubts, he does not condone any threats or violence against the girls.