WATCH: Red truck drives through tornado in Central Texas
A storm chaser captured the moment a truck was blown over onto its side by a tornado in Elgin, Texas
ELGIN, Texas – It was like a scene out of the movie "Twister" when a truck drove through a tornado in Central Texas on Monday.
The video above, shot by storm chaser Brian Emfinger of Live Storms Media, shows a red truck driving down a road in Elgin, Texas, as it gets blown over onto its side by a tornado. The truck was then spun around before getting flipped back upright onto its wheels.
Amazingly, the truck was able to drive away as the twister went on to knock down trees and power lines along the road.
Storm chaser Marcus Reynolds also witnessed the truck's wild ride and briefly chatted with the 17-year-old driver after the ordeal.
"He was just in kind of shock and processing everything," Reynolds told FOX Weather. Reynolds let the teen use his phone to call his parents while he summoned a nearby medic to treat a cut on the driver's arm.
"I guess he either didn't see the tornado or didn't think it was that strong," Reynolds said. "And when the tornado hit his vehicle, it rolled his vehicle three or four times. Fortunately, he was completely fine coming out of it except for a cut on his elbow."
Reynolds said this is his third year storm chasing, but this event is by far the most memorable.
"(Monday) was my first time seeing something that ridiculous happen," he said. "I was speechless afterward."
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Meanwhile, Emfinger said he witnessed the tornado causing quite a bit of damage in Elgin, including destroying a few mobile homes and heavily damaging other homes. At least one person was injured and taken to the hospital after their mobile home was destroyed.
If you are driving and see a tornado moving in your direction, the National Weather Service advises you to immediately pull over to the side of the road and seek shelter.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU ARE DRIVING AND THERE IS A TORNADO ON THE GROUND
If there are sturdy buildings around, enter one and go to its lowest level without windows. If no such shelter is available, find the lowest point on the ground and lie down, covering your head with your hands.
The NWS recommends getting as far away from your car as possible in that situation. Try to avoid places with trees or other objects that might get picked up by the tornado.