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Rental Car Wrecked by Hail Storm

Occurred on March 24, 2019 / McKinney, Texas, USA

Info from Licensor: "I had just completed a video shoot and was heading home, driving from Southlake to McKinney on the 121 Tollway. I had noticed that the clouds were becoming very dark in front of me and even did a timelapse prior to this video showing me driving down the highway into the dark clouds. I noticed that cars were pulling over on the right side of the road. I commented on how weird it was because it wasn't even raining. I looked ahead and saw a wall of white and had just passed an off ramp so I couldn't get off. I realized it was a hail storm. As I was pulling to the side of the road I heard the tornado sirens going off and my main concern was that there was going to be a tornado and I needed to get to shelter. It then started hailing. Ranging from golf ball to orange sizes. No one was moving in front of me and I went around a few people trying to get off the highway and they were blocking the off-ramp. The hail started breaking the front windshield and shards of glass were going all over my hands and arms. I put the visor down to eliminate any major blow out in my face. I snaked through a series of cars and pulled off the highway. It felt like an hour but was only 10 mins. I pulled into a church parking lot looking for shelter but got blocked in. In the entire video you will see several cars I captured with windows busted out. I also filmed an ambulance and fire truck coming up next to me to address someone's issue."

Location McKinney, Texas, USA
Occurred Mar-24-2019
Posted By Chad Hatcher
Posted On Mar-27-2019