It was spring in the United States, and tornado season was already wreaking havoc in the south. Almost all of the tornadoes captured on video are dramatic, but when a hurricane overturns a truck on a highway, it does attract more attention. However, when the truck then lands on its wheels and leaves? Friends, it can all attention.
That’s exactly what we have in this amazing video from Elgin, Texas. Violent storm streaks hit the area during the evening hours, spawning multiple tornadoes according to KXAN News. One of them was captured on video by Brian Emfinger as it crossed the highway, filling the sky with debris and catching a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in its vortex. As the video above shows, the truck flips over and spins before landing back on its wheels. After a few seconds of shock, the driver hits the gas and we see the truck pull away from the carnage. Hard to believe.
The video was posted on YouTube via Live Storms Media, but Emfinger also shared it on Twitter which has been viewed nearly 3 million times. More importantly, it resulted in a reply from Twitter user Marcus Reynolds claiming to have helped the driver afterward. Reynolds said the driver was a young man, 16 or 17 who only had an arm wound.
Another reply from Reynolds stated that the glass on the truck was broken, but did not mention any other damage. We can’t confirm the accuracy of this information about drivers and vehicles, but one thing is for sure. We saw this truck crash through a tornado and then leave, so someone now has a story to share at the pub. And Chevy has potential clips to use for a tough new truck marketing campaign.
More tornadoes form in the United States than anywhere else in the world, and the majority hit the famous Tornado Alley. Stretching from northern Texas through the Great Plains to the Dakotas, Tornado Alley often sees warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico clash with cold air from the Rocky Mountains. It’s the perfect mix for a massive supercell thunderstorm that can spawn a destructive tornado with wind speeds up to 300 mph.