Watch: Storm chaser video shows moment lightning strikes car during Iowa tornado
GILMORE CITY, Iowa - A storm chaser in Iowa captured a "once in a lifetime" video of lightning striking his friend’s car during a tornado.
It happened April 12 when storm chaser and YouTuber Christopher Riske "just happened to be recording" as a bolt of lightning struck his friend’s Toyota Prius.
"I have never seen anything like this before, this is an extremely rare occurrence," Riske told Storyful.
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It was one of 10 tornadoes reported in Iowa Tuesday as a strong line of storms moved across the state, according to The Associated Press. The tornado in Gilmore City was rated an EF-2.
As for the car, Riske said it was "immobilized" and had to be taken to a mechanic, but no one was hurt.