Terrifying moment huge hailstorm shatters car window in Canada as people hide inside
- Grapefruit-sized hail was seen in Alberta, Canada during a rushing storm that shattered vehicle windows
- Gibran Marquez shared a video of the times hail ripped through the vehicle of the car he was driving in on a major Canadian highway
- Windows are seen breaking as people scream in the distance as the storm continues for minutes
Horrifying footage shows the moment drivers on a major Canadian highway were hit by hail the size of golf balls on Monday.
Gibran Marquez was driving on a highway in central Alberta with two other people when the trio had to stop because their vehicle was hit by hail.
Marquez posted video of the storm to Twitter which showed passengers stopped on the freeway and ducking as chunks of hail shattered the car windows.
The video was captioned, “Last night 3 miles south of gas aisle, 17 horrific minutes as it showed car windows shattering as hail struck the surface.”
“Put the backpack on your left,” Marquez can be heard saying as he passes the bag to the driver like a shield against breaking windows.
The driver protects a passenger from the shattered windshield in his arms as hail rolls through the cracks in the window. People outside are heard screaming as the storm continues.
Coincidentally, the weather Monday in parts of Alberta was a high of 80 F and a low of 56 F, according to The Weather Channel.
Hail shattered vehicle windows in Alberta, Canada during a thunderstorm. Gibran Marquez captured the moments hail passed the vehicle he was driving in on Monday
Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm with the vehicle on the highway. The vehicle was decorated with yellow duct tape and broken windows
The weather in parts of Alberta on Monday hit a high of 89F and a low of 56F
Marquez posted another video of when hail started hitting the car.
“Oh my god,” cries the passenger as hail balls begin to slowly smash the windshield.
Meanwhile, Marquez points to the partially shattered rear window of the vehicle.
“Had to get some footage of this…the world needs to see how bad these storms can get in seconds,” Marquez wrote in response to a commenter.
Marquez further claimed that some suffered cuts, bruises and a mild concussion. A photo of the passenger being treated by a firefighter was shared as a rainbow peaked in the background.
Marquez said no one in his car was seriously injured. He said there were only a few cuts, bruises and a mild concussion
The car Marquez was driving in was smashed to the side of the road with a yellow caution tape attached.
Marquez shared photos as the storm passed as some drivers returned to the freeway, with some remaining untouched.
After the storm, Alberta Emergency Alert issued a tornado warning on Monday that is no longer effective
Marquez posted the photo of the sky with the storm passing in the distance. Some cars have passed remaining intact
In parts of Alberta, grapefruit-sized hail was reported. The NHP Field Project took a picture of one of the hailballs right next to a ruler.
Meanwhile, another female passenger who was driving in Alberta in the town of Markerville also showed off a piece of hail she picked up from the storm.
“I can’t even,” Mhairi wrote on Twitter. “I’m freaking out, I took this without putting it properly in the rulebook. Tennis balls when it was NW of Markerville 5:50 p.m. They always go down. Stay alert.’
Users scattered on Twitter sharing photos of their experiences with the hashtag “abstorm”.
Storm chaser TL Carmody shared a photo of the family’s car which was battered in the middle of the hailstorm.
‘I met a very shaken family at [the] McDonald’s in Innisfail which was caught in hail,’ TL Carmody wrote. “Everyone is fine, and they were very kind to let me take pictures.”
Carmody posted the photo of the red vehicle which was dented and shattered by the huge blocks of ice.
A red vehicle was crushed by hail in the storm. The family was ‘very shaken’ after being caught in the choas
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