Horrifying moment as a massive hailstorm in Canada shatters a car window as people inside duck for cover
- Hail the size of a grapefruit was seen in Alberta, Canada, during a hasty storm that shattered vehicle windows
- Gibran Marquez shared video of the moments when hail flew through the vehicle of the car he was driving in on a major highway in Canada
- Windows break as people scream in the distance as the storm lasts for minutes
Terrifying footage shows the moment motorists hit the road on a Major Canada The highway was slammed Monday with hail the size of a golf ball.
Gibran Marquez was traveling with two others on a freeway in central Alberta when the trio had to stop when their vehicle was hit by hail.
Marquez posted video of the storm Twitter that showed the passengers stopping and crouching on the freeway while hailstones shattered the car windows.
The video was captioned: “Last night 5km south of Gasoline Avenue a horrific 17 minutes as it showed car windows shattering as hail hit the surface.
“Put the backpack on the left,” Marquez is heard saying as he hands the bag to the driver to protect him from the smashing windows.
The driver shields a passenger in his arms from the shattering windshield as hail seeps through the cracks in the window. People can be heard screaming outside as the storm continues.
Coincidentally, Monday’s weather 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 swept through. Gibran Marquez caught the moment hail overtook the vehicle he was riding in on Monday
Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm with the vehicle off the freeway. The vehicle was adorned with yellow police tape and broken windows
Weather in some parts of Alberta hit a high of 89°F and a low of 56°F on Monday
Marquez posted another video of the moments when the hail began to hit the car.
“Oh my God,” the passenger yells as hailstones slowly smash the windshield.
Meanwhile, Marquez shows the vehicle’s partially broken rear window.
“I had to get footage of this… the world needs to see how serious these storms can get in a matter of seconds,” Marquez wrote in response to a commenter.
Marquez further claimed that some suffered from 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 minor concussion
The car Marquez was driving was taped to the curb with yellow warning tape.
Marquez shared photos as the storm passed and some drivers made their way back onto the freeway, leaving some untouched.
After the storm, Alberta Emergency Alert issued a tornado warning Monday that is no longer effective
Marquez posted the photo of the sky with the storm passing in the distance. A few cars drove past untouched
Hail the size of a grapefruit was reported in some parts of Alberta. The NHP Field Project took a picture of one of the hailstones right next to a ruler.
Meanwhile, another passenger driving in the Alberta town of Markerville also showed off a hailstone she had picked up from the storm.
“I can’t even,” Mhairi wrote on Twitter. “I panicked at this without actually putting it in the ruler. Tennis balls when it was 5:50 p.m. northwest of Markerville. They’re still coming down. Stay clear.’
Users scattered Twitter and shared photos of their experiences using the hashtag “abstorm.”
A storm chaser, TL Carmody, shared a photo of the family car being crushed in the middle of the hailstorm.
‘Meet a very shaken family [the] McDonald’s in Innisfail caught in the hail,” wrote TL Carmody. “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 massive blocks of ice.
A red vehicle was smashed by hail in the storm. The family was “very shaken” after being caught up in the mess