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Mum asked daughter if driving in the snow was OK – and got sent this photo

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Joe Roberts for Metro.co.uk

Mum asked daughter if driving in the snow was OK - and got sent this photo
This is not a picture you ever want to receive from your child (Picture: Deadline News)

When a mum asked her daughter how driving in the snow was going, she couldn’t have expected to receive this photo.

Amy Emslie, 17, had recently passed her driving test when her car slid on ice and overturned in a ditch.

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Thankfully, the schoolgirl from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, was unhurt apart from a few bruises.

Shortly after the shock crash, her mum, while away on holiday, texted to ask ‘How you getting on driving in the snow?’

Amy responded with two images of the written off Vauxhall Corsa and the message: ‘Not great actually mum x.’

Mum asked daughter if driving in the snow was OK - and got sent this photo
Thankfully, Amy was unhurt but for a few bruises (Picture: Deadline News)

The hilariously understated post has attracted over 9,000 retweets and has been liked over 65,000 times.

The accident happened on January 25 as Amy was driving her car to school.

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Amy, who lives with her dad, decided not to contact her mum with news of the crash in case it spoiled her holiday.

Numerous social media users sympathised with Amy, including Ellie Chambers, who wrote: ‘Me when I learn to drive.’

Courtney Laskey said: ‘Is that me or what?’

Mum asked daughter if driving in the snow was OK - and got sent this photo
The text Amy’s mum sent just after her daughter crashed the car (Picture: Deadline News)

Speaking today, Amy said: ‘My mum had been on holiday for the past week and so I hadn’t told her about the crash.

‘So it was ironic when she texted me asking how my driving had been getting on.’

She added: ‘I hadn’t realised how icy the roads were that morning and it was the first corner I’d came to.

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‘As I was going round the corner I hit black ice. The car skidded to the right hand side of the road first and then spun and skidded back to the left.

‘It felt like it was going in slow motion when it was happening. I just was thinking how much I wanted it to stop, and I couldn’t believe that I’d actually just crashed my car.

‘The car has been written off, I’m gutted as I live in the countryside and hadn’t been passed for very long.’

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