Tornado flips car on Florida highway, motorists watch in awe
As severe weather hammered parts of Florida on Saturday, a motorist captured video footage showing a car being flipped by a tornado on a North Palm Beach highway.
The accompanying footage was captured by a woman identified as Daphne N. and shared via Twitter by Jennifer Collins, a meteorologist for CBS12.
The 6-second clip shows the car’s rear end being lifted before the entire car flips and lands back on the highway.
Video of the North Palm Beach tornado
Daphne N. #FLwx @CBS12 @LoleskyWX @NWSMiami pic.twitter.com/DpJzpHatHC
— Jennifer Collins 🌤️ (@JenCollinsWx) April 29, 2023
“This is why vehicles are not a safe place to be during a tornado warning,” Collins stated. “Lots of damage in the area. This is US-1 north of PGA Blvd.”
It was not clear if anyone in the vehicle was injured.
The storm damaged homes and toppled trees. Residents were instructed to avoid fallen power lines.
The New York Times reported that police and fire rescue crews were patrolling North Palm Beach after the tornado touched down at about 5:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Miami confirmed that a tornado had struck near Palm Beach Gardens.
At the time, no injuries were reported by the village of North Palm Beach.