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Young family left terrified as lightning strikes their car while driving home

‘Everything lit up in front of us’: Young family left shaken as lightning strikes their car and shatters their windscreen as they drive home

  • A New Zealand family are in shock after car was struck by lightning on Friday
  • Brittany Woodman-Haynes said there was a bang when windscreen shattered
  • Woodman-Haynes, a mother-of-two, described the ordeal as ‘terrifying’  

A New Zealand family are in shock after a close-call saw their windscreen shattered by a lightning strike.

Mum-of-two Brittany Woodman-Haynes, 26, was in the front passenger seat of the car driven by partner Stephen Traill when they were hit, about 1pm on Friday. 

‘Everything lit up in front of us in a split second and then there was a bang at the exact time the windscreen was shattered,’ Ms Woodman-Haynes told New Zealand Herald. 

A New Zealand family are in shock after a close-call saw their windscreen shattered by a lightning strike

‘I’ve never seen anything like it … it was terrifying.’ 

The couple – who were travelling with young children Isabella, 5, and Hunter, 2 – were one minute from their farming property near Aranga, Northland, when the lightning hit.   

The wild weather immediately woke Isabella, who was asleep in the back, and she began to scream in fear.

The family managed to escaped the unscathed but remain shaken by the ordeal. 

Mr Traill drove the remainder of the trip at 15km/h while Ms Woodman-Haynes said she covered her eyes with her arm for the journey home. 

The couple only moved from Wellington two weeks ago and wild winter weather has been battering the region.

The couple - who were travelling with young children Isabella, 5, and Hunter, 2 - were one minute from home near Aranga, Northland, when the lightning hit

The couple – who were travelling with young children Isabella, 5, and Hunter, 2 – were one minute from home near Aranga, Northland, when the lightning hit

 

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