Pay close attention to where the occupants are sitting. Clearly their doors are locked because that's why the guy's screaming at CJ to unlock it. The only reason the driver's door is open is because of CJ obviously bailing before hand.
Yes, I have noticed that. The reason I posted the screenshot with the door unlocked was to remove any doubt that could be raised on the door being locked / unlocked. In fact, the moment CJ bailed out of the car was enough to suggest that the door is no longer locked, I mean, the driver's door.
Now answer this if the woman could escape so freely then why would she climb up over the passenger seat from the rear just to get out of the driver side? Her side of the car stays closed so to me that suggests she couldn't get out.
No. It is possible, and I was waiting for this to come up.
Here's a demonstration video. Strange thing they thought of escaping out of the front side, when according to you, if she had been in the front seat only then her chances of survival would have been much higher?
That is a fact you can't refute.
Unfortunately, it isn't a fact. I do realise she was in the passenger seat, but you can't say, that she wouldn't have tried to escape out of the driver side, esp., when the door is clearly open as seen in the screenshot
Look on CJ's Wiki page. It even says both of them drowned... http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Carl_Johnson
I don't trust the that site, how many times do i need to repeat? There is a reason why this topic exists in the Series section. On the other hand, the Grandtheftwiki page makes no such claims.
Because there's no fool-proof evidence that she was killed. In fact - "Driving the car into any water (deeper than the car) (ex. the canal west of the Burger Shot OG Loc works) will also finish the mission. However, this will disable the cutscene when the vehicle plunges into the ocean", which further opens up the possibility for the player to try the Marina Canal, which isn't as deep as the one near Verona Beach, and the woman could have easily tried to escape out without getting drowned to the point of no return, or possibility to swim her way to the top.
In the end, the crux of the issue revolves around whether or not, she knew swimming?
I'm assuming that she knew, but more importantly, CJ's personality, and the way his character was written, and developed, strongly suggests that CJ would no way condone such an act, esp., when he has set a precedent by rescuing a girl in the game. Heck, CJ didn't even want to put a bullet on Catalina, despite how she treated him.
Also, the game not counting her as a murder, can't be dismissed just because she was a non-essential character.
If she (and even the foreman) is such a non-essential character then why are people making a big issue of it?
Let's only focus on the characters that are actually killed by CJ.
If it's fine to complain incessantly about a non-essential character, then it's also fine to assume that CJ didn't kill her for reasons already explained.