Terrifying moment as huge hail storm smashes car window in Canada as people scramble inside for cover
- Hail the size of grapefruit was seen in Alberta, Canada during a rushing storm that shattered vehicle windows
- Gibran Marquez shared a video of the moments when hail flew through the vehicle of the car he was driving on a major highway in Canada
- Windows are seen breaking as people shout in the distance as the storm continues for minutes
Horrifying footage shows the moment drivers on a major highway in Canada were shot at on Monday with golf ball-sized hail.
Gibran Marquez was driving on a highway in central Alberta with two others when the trio had to stop because their vehicle was hit by hail.
Marquez posted the video of the storm on Twitter showing passengers stopping on the highway and ducking as hail smashed through the car windows.
The video was captioned: ‘Last night 3 miles south of the petrol street, horrible 17 minutes when it showed the car windows shattering as hail hit the surface.
“Put the backpack on your left,” you hear Marquez say as he passes the bag to the driver as a shield against the smashing windows.
The driver protects a female passenger from the shattering windshield in his arms as hail passes through the window cracks. Hearing people screaming outside as the storm continues.
Coincidentally, the weather on Monday in some 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 as a thunderstorm passed. Gibran Marquez captured the moments when the hail overtook the vehicle he was driving on Monday
Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm with the vehicle on the highway. The vehicle was decorated with yellow warning tape and shattered windows
Weather in some parts of Alberta reached a high of 89F and a low of 56F . on Monday
Marquez posted another video of the moments when the hail started hitting the car.
“Oh my god,” the female passenger screams as hail balls slowly begin to break the windshield.
Meanwhile, Marquez shows the rear window of the vehicle partially broken.
“I had to have footage of this… the world needs to see how severe these storms can get in a matter of seconds,” Marquez wrote in response to a commenter.
Marquez went on to claim that some suffered cuts, bruises and minor concussions. A photo of the female passenger being treated by a firefighter was shared with a rainbow in the background.
Marquez said no one in his car was seriously injured. He said there were only a few cuts, bruises and a minor concussion
The car Marquez was driving was pinned to the side of the road with yellow warning tape.
Marquez shared photos as the storm passed as some drivers returned to the highway with some untouched.
Following 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 in the distance. Some cars passed untouched
Grapefruit-sized hail has been reported in some parts of Alberta. The NHP Field Project captured a photo of one of the hailballs near a ruler.
Meanwhile, another passenger driving in Alberta in the town of Markerville also showed off a piece of hail she picked up from the storm.
“I can’t agree,” Mhairi wrote on Twitter. ‘In a panic, I took this without properly inserting it into the ruler. Tennis balls when it was NW of Markerville 5:50 PM. They are still coming down. Stay out.’
Users took to Twitter and shared photos of their experiences using the hashtag ‘abstorm’.
A storm chaser, TL Carmody, shared a photo of the family’s car being thrashed in the middle of the hail storm.
‘Meet a very shocked family at’ [the] McDonald’s in Innisfail that got caught in the hail,” TL Carmody wrote. “Everyone is fine, and they were very nice to let me take pictures.”
Carmody posted the photo of the red vehicle dented and crushed by the huge ice blocks.
In the storm, a red car is destroyed by hail. The family was ‘very shaken up’ after getting caught up in the chaos